Stacie Hatfield

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  • Anthropology Ph.D. Candidate
  • Anthropology
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Other Affiliations:

Research Interests

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Youth
  • North American Anthropology - Alabama
  • Social Belonging
  • Cultural Citizenship


Ph.D. Candidate in Cultural Anthropology, University of Kentucky

M.A. Anthropology, University of Kentucky 2018

Graduate Certificate in Gender and Women's Studies, University of Kentucky 2015

B.A Anthropology, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado 2009

B.S.N Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska 1992


Stacie Hatfield is currently a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at the University of Kentucky and holds a graduate certificate in gender and women's studies. She also has a bachelors degree in nursing with clinical expertise in emergancy care. 


My dissertation research examines intersections of race and gender in the southern United States and the overlapping, intersecting, and sometimes conflicting social environments that individuals marginalized by gender, race, and/or age experience, create, and move within and between. Whether seeking treatment for sexually transmitted illnesses, navigating school or the labor market, maintaining family connections, or finding places to be with others as themselves, these individuals are uniquely positioned within the social, geospatial and political landscape. While this work focuses on belonging and cultural citizenship, it also explores how notions of place and identity are understood, created, commemorated, and shaped by African American and LGBTQ youth in the context of the post-Civil Rights Movement U.S. South and political movements such as the Gay Rights Movement, same sex marriage legislation, and Black Lives Matter.

Selected Presentations

2019    “Church, Churches, and Being Gay: Finding Belonging for African American LGBT Individuals of Faith”. Andrews Research Conference. Berrien Springs, Michigan.

2019   “Don’t Yuck My Yum”: Stigma, STI Education, and LGBTQ Space in a Birmingham Middle School. American Anthropological Association – Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group Biennial Meeting. Camden, New Jersey.

2018   “Locating African American LGBTQ Youth: Citizenship and Belonging in Birmingham Alabama”. American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings. San Jose, California.

2017  “Ethnocentrisms of the State, Youth Sexuality, and HIV Prevention”. Southern Anthropological Society Annual Meeting. Carrollton, Georgia.

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