Dr. Kelcey Ervick is the author and illustrator of the graphic memoir, The Keeper: Soccer, Me, and the Law that Changed Women's Lives about growing up in girls’ sports in the early years of Title IX. She is the author of three previous award-winning books of fiction and nonfiction, using her writing and visual art to tell new stories of women’s history. Her work has been published widely, including The Washington Post, The BelieverLit Hub, and a comics series on the women’s suffrage movement at The Rumpus. She is co-editor with Tom Hart of the forthcoming instructional anthology, the Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Graphic Literature. A recipient of grants from the Indiana Arts Commission, the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities, Kelcey holds a PhD from the University of Cincinnati and is professor of English at Indiana University South Bend.  

As a professor of English and director of the Publications Center at Indiana University South Bend, Kelcey’s mission is to empower students to be confident in their voices, develop their skills, and share meaningful stories through writing, drawing, editing, and publishing across an array of platforms. Twice a recipient of the Trustees’ Teaching Award, Kelcey’s teaching, storytelling, and research has been supported by grants from the Indiana Arts Commission, the Sustainable Arts Foundation, the Women of IU South Bend, Indiana University’s Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council, IU’s New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities, and the IU Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society.  

Kelcey holds a PhD in English from the University of Cincinnati and a BA from Xavier University, where she was the goalkeeper for their nationally ranked women’s soccer team. 

Presentation Information

Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Frangipani Room, Indiana Memorial Union
Format: In-Person Only