Recent Talks

“Curated Authenticity: Food Cultures and Digital Spaces.” Plenary session. Presented with Julie Thompson Klein, Ph.D. (Wayne State University) and Andy Engel, Ph.D. (University of Michigan). Conference on Citizenship Studies. Detroit, Michigan. March 2019.

“The Curated Look of Ethnicity: Writing and Encouraging Dialogue through Food.” Equity within the Classroom
Conference. University Center, Michigan. March 2019. 

About me

Kim Lacey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English
Saginaw Valley State University

Hello! I'm Kim Lacey, Associate Professor of English at Saginaw Valley State University. My research interests include rhetoric, digital humanities, neurostudies, and memory studies. I've taught a variety of undergraduate level composition and literature courses as well as courses in honors, first-year experience, and gender studies. I invite you to check out the links above to learn more about my research and teaching interests. 

I am currently working on a book manuscript titled Creative Futures: Robot Picassos, Fake Friends, and Other Sneaky Ways Technology Acts Creatively (under contract with Lexington Books). This book looks at the creative applications of artificial intelligence (AI) by using the rhetorical concept of techne to understand whether various systems enact creativity. Many of my conference presentations and previous research have informed this project, and I encourage you to peruse my previous work