Lance C. Keene

Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow

Areas of Expertise

Intersections of race, gender, and sexuality; sexual minority men; urban LGBTQ youth and young adult development; culturally congruent interventions; and HIV prevention and treatment   


Lance Keene is an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow at NYU Silver. Dr. Keene's research and teaching focus is on the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. Dr. Keene’s primary research targets the sexual and overall health and wellness of sexual minority men. More broadly, his research addresses critical gaps in the HIV care continuum for sexual minority populations. Through identifying facilitators and barriers to the care continuum, he will develop and optimize novel strategies for engaging and retaining sexual minority men in care. In addition to his dissertation project, Young Black Gay Men's Access to Queer Space and LGBTQ Services: A Chicago-Based Examination, which was funded by a Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation grant, he has been involved in multiple research and community-based efforts focused on the health and wellness of intersectionally marginalized populations.

Prior to joining NYU, Dr. Keene was the Joint Dissertation Fellow at the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at The University of Chicago. While at Chicago, he was selected as an Early Career Rising Scholar by The Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at the UCLA School of Law. In addition, Dr. Keene served as a panelist at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Expert Meeting on Understanding the Effects of Intersectionality on Sexual and Gender Minorities.

Dr. Keene earned his PhD from the School of Social Service Administration at The University of Chicago, his MSW from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his BA in Sociology from Michigan State University.