Stacie Hatfield

  • Anthropology Ph.D. Student
  • Anthropology
Biography

Providing care to youth in the emergency department brought into stark focus the overlapping, intersecting, and sometimes conflicting social spaces that youth inhabit, create, and move in and between. Whether seeking treatment for sexually transmitted illnesses, navigating school or the labor market, maintaining family connections, or finding a place to be with others as themselves, youth are uniquely positioned within the social, geospatial and political landscape. My dissertation work examines the cultural practices employed by African American LGBTQ youth in the U.S. South to create and maintain social belonging. While this work focuses on youth cultural practices it also explores how notions of place are understood, created, commemorated, and defended 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. Dr. Kristin Monroe is my advisor.

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