Program faculty have contributed significantly to the primary mission of the Women and Gender Studies program through teaching, mentoring and/or administration. Compared to affiliate status, program faculty are expected to make a greater and more consistent contribution to the Women and Gender Studies program. Some contributions of program faculty include teaching a women and gender studies course, mentoring a graduate student, and serving on MAIS thesis and project committees.
Dr. Bailys research has focused primarily on the effects nonformal education has had on women and the communities in which they live.
LGBTQ+ Studies; friendship studies; television studies; trauma rhetoric; gender and sexuality in Appalachia; role of gender equity centers in higher education
History, Childhood Studies, and Education
Antiracist everything, documentary and fiction film, television, social media, war media, sports media, Black media, LGBTQ+ media, horror, action, and science fiction movies and TV, gender and sexuality.
critical theory, cultural sociology, feminist theory, music and the arts
early American literature, early modern women's writing, feminist theory
Modern Europe, Modern Germany, History of Sexuality, Legal History, History of Democracy
19th & 20th century continental philosophy, feminist philosophy, aesthetics
Asian American students, student development, multiple identities, intersectionality, and graduate student success
Race, gender, the African American experience, and the history of black women in the Atlantic World
20th century U.S.; U.S. South; African American history; women and gender; children and childhood
scholarship of teaching and learning, history of higher education, online learning, scholarly digital storytelling, digital humanities