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Katrina Stack

PhD Candidate, University of Tennessee

Katrina Stack is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography & Sustainability at the University of Tennessee. She is a cultural geographer, and her primary research areas are geographies of memory ​and Black geographies, specifically public memory, historic preservation, heritage ​tourism, and critical place naming. Katrina is the research assistant at the University of Tennessee Libraries, studying the archival collection of abstract expressionist painter Beauford Delaney.

Katrina is a research fellow for Tourism RESET (Race, Ethnicity, and Social Equity in Tourism), a multi-university and interdisciplinary research and outreach initiative that seeks to identify, study, and challenge patterns of social inequity in the tourism industry. She holds a MS in Historic Preservation from Eastern Michigan University, with a concentration in heritage interpretation and museum practice. She earned a BA in History from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.


  • –present
    Doctoral Student, University of Tennessee


  • 2021 
    Eastern Michigan University, Masters, Historic Preservation