Kim Lacey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English
Saginaw Valley State University


About me

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 Disrupted Rhetorics: Techne, Manipulation, and Rhetorical Misuse. My manuscript uses the rhetorical concept of techne to understand the various ways we arrive at anticipated end points, yet via unexpected means, or what I am calling “disruptions” in this manuscript. I have identified several examples that have a very specific beginning and end goal yet become disrupted for one reason or another. These examples range from internal, biological processes (e.g., memory, confabulation, mirror neurons) to external, technological sources (e.g., artificial intelligence, driverless vehicles, life extension). Many of my conference presentations and previous research have informed this project, and I encourage you to peruse my previous work

Upcoming Talks

“Making Mistakes: The Mandela Effect and Contemporary Epistemology.” Thomas R. Watson Conference. Louisville, Kentucky. Scheduled for October 26, 2018.


“It’s Raining Code: Visual, Aesthetic, and Interactive Data.” Cultural Rhetorics Conference. East Lansing, Michigan. Scheduled for November 16, 2018.