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Academic Advisor, English Department of English

Kathleen Lacey hails from the tiny town of Arcadia, Wisconsin, famous for chicken and furniture. She recently completed her Ph.D. in English with a specialization in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2017.

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.

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