Veneice Guillory-Lacy, PhD (she/her)

Veneice Guillory-Lacy

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership

Dr. Lacy’s research focuses on amplifying the voices of women of color in K-12 educational leadership, promoting social justice leadership, emancipatory leadership, freedom dreaming that leads to transformative education, and centering race and gender. She uses critical qualitative methods, while drawing from Critical Race Theory (CRT), Critical Race Feminism (CRF), Intersectionality, Black Feminist Thought, and Indigenous epistemologies. 


  • Ph.D., Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education, Washington State University

Recent Presentations

  • Working Woke: Women of Color in Educational Leadership, (AERA) American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA, April 17-21, 2020
  • Fighting for Ourselves and Our Children: Black Mother-Scholars, Anti- Blackness, and STEM, (AESA) American Educational Studies Association, Baltimore, MA, Oct. 30-Nov. 3rd, 2019
  • #Blackgirlmagic: Solange's "A Seat at the Table" Album and the Art of Storytelling, Globalization, Diversity and Education Conference, Spokane, WA, Feb 28-Mar.1, 2019
  • K-12 Institutional Sexism & Racism: A Personal Story, Alhadeff Future Teachers of Color Conference, Washington State University, Feb. 25th, 2017

Online Resources

Areas of Research Interest

  • BIPOC women K-12 leaders
  • Black Feminist Thought
  • Critical Race Feminism (CRF)
  • Critical Race Theory (CRT)
  • Educational leadership
  • Indigenous epistemologies
  • Intersectionality

Recommended Reading

Personality Playlist

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