Lacee Satcher is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies. Her primary research interests include race/ethnicity, health & place, and environmental justice. Other interests include place & inequality, social psychology of health, and urban sociology. Her most recent work focuses on the race-environment-health connection, specifically how various individual social identities/social locations structure our relations with and within space and place to shape health outcomes, health experiences, and place attachment. Her conceptualization of these relations include the term 'multiply-deserted areas' which describes the co-occurring resource scarcity in urban, Black neighborhoods resulting from processes of environmental racism and racial capitalism.
She holds a PhD in Sociology from Vanderbilt University as well as a MA in Sociology and a BA in Psychology from Jackson State University and Tougaloo College, respectively. She has co-authored papers in the areas of environmental justice, identity & higher education, African American health, and Black women's mental health. She has sole-authored papers on the race/class associations and health consequences of living in multiply-deserted areas on the horizon.
Christy L. Erving., and Lacee A. Satcher. 2021. “African American Health.” in The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology, edited by William C. Cockerham. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
Christy L. Erving, Lacee A. Satcher, and Yvonne Chen. 2021. “Psychologically Resilient, but Physically Vulnerable? Exploring the Psychosocial Determinants of African American Women’s Mental and Physical Health.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 7:116-133.
Courtney S. Thomas Tobin, Christy L. Erving, Taylor W. Hargrove, and Lacee A. Satcher. 2020. “Is the Black-White Mental Health Paradox Consistent across Age, Gender, and Psychiatric Disorders?” Aging and Mental Health doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2020.1855627.
Richard N. Pitt, Lacee A. Satcher, and Amber Drew. 2020. “Optimism, Innovativeness, and Competitive Aggressiveness: The Relationship Between Entrepreneurial Orientations and the Development of Science Identity in Academic Scientists.” Social Currents 7:155-172.
David J. Hess and Lacee A. Satcher. 2019. “Conditions for Successful Environmental Justice Mobilizations: An Analysis of 50 Cases.” Environmental Politics 28:663-684.
McKane, Rachel G., Lacee A. Satcher, Stacey L. Houston, and David J. Hess. 2018. "Race, class, and space: an intersectional approach to environmental justice in New York City." Environmental Sociology 4:79-92.
NASEM/Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow (2020-2021)
Best Graduate Student Paper, Vanderbilt University Department of Sociology Graduate Student Paper Competition (2021)
Finalist, Vanderbilt University Three Minute Thesis Competition (2021)
Middle Tennessee State University Diversity Dissertation Fellow (2020)
SAGE Publishing Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award (2020)