Kathleen Lacey is originally from Arcadia, Wisconsin. She holds bachelor’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay in English and Humanistic Studies, and a MA in English and MFA in fiction from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is currently completing her PhD in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Kathleen’s current research addresses the representation of Black girlhood in African American women’s literature, the racialization of childhood innocence, and Black girls’ intellectual production. She regularly teaches courses in writing, literature, popular culture, and women’s and gender studies.