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Academic Advisor 402-472-3871 ANDR 201B

Kathleen Lacey is the academic advisor for English, Film Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Women’s & Gender Studies. She hails from the tiny town of Arcadia, Wisconsin, famous for chicken and furniture. She completed her Ph.D. in English with a specialization in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2017. Dr. Lacey’s research addresses the representation of Black girlhood in African American women’s literature, the racialization of childhood innocence, and Black girls’ intellectual production. Before she became an academic advisor, she taught courses in writing, literature, popular culture, and women’s and gender studies. Currently, she teaches first year experience and professionalization courses for the English department.

WGS Courses

  • ENGL/WMNS 215: Women's Literature
  • ENGL/WMNS 315B: Women in Popular Culture
  • WMNS 101: Intro to Women's and Gender Studies
  • WMNS 189H: Haunted Women in Film & Literature
  • WMNS 210: Activism & Feminist Communities
  • WMNS 498: Special Topics: Intro to Girls' Studies


Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2017)

  • English
  • Specialization in Women's and Gender Studies

M.F.A., Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • Fiction

M.A., Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • English

B.A., University of Wisconsin – Green Bay

  • English
  • Humanistic Studies