Psychosocial aspects of adapting to chronic disease and/or traumatic injury; HIV risk & prevention among high-risk groups; Health equity & reducing health disparities
transnational feminist theory and aesthetics; contemporary French, francophone and Indian literatures; feminist perspectives on mothering; and feminist pedagogy
intersection of spirituality and higher education environments; diversity in higher education
Dr. Bailys research has focused primarily on the effects nonformal education has had on women and the communities in which they live.
Organizational change, cross cultural communication, conflict and change, group dynamics, knowledge creation, and virtual conversations
Continental philosophical and multi-disciplinary feminist traditions, epistemology, ethics, politics
Education, social inequalities, youth, identity and intersectionality, children's health, community sociology, micro sociology, cultural sociology, sociology of everyday life, consumer markets and commercial life, sociology of food, farm to school, food access and food insecurity, feminist and qualitative approaches to social research, ethnography, program evaluation
Comparative politics, Latin America, political violence, human rights, transitional justice
International Studies, Legal Studies, and Social Justice and Human Rights
Ancient philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, African American philosophy
documentary film, fiction film directing, transmedia, social issue media production
LGBTQ & Women and Gender Studies
Health Communication, Organizational Communication, Mental Health, Gender and Race, Black Studies
Gender, culture and the arts; art as social action; creativity; educating for social justice; self-study of professional practices in teaching.
Modern British, European women, European social
LGBTQ Studies; feminist and queer theory; friendship studies and rhetoric, television studies; critical trauma studies and rhetoric; ecofeminism; gender and sexuality in Appalachia; role of gender equity centers in higher education
Islamic Thought; Qur'anic Studies; Shi'ite and Sufi Traditions; Women and Gender
Sociology of families and intimate relationships, gender ideologies, gender inequality, research methods
interpersonal violence, violence prevention, Title IX and higher education.
Social movements, race and ethnic studies, theories of genders and sexualities, pedagogy, mindfulness education, and the globalization of liberal arts education
History, Childhood Studies, and Education
Urban spaces, gentrification, governmentality, globalization and transnational sexualities
Community Psychology, Leadership, Faculty Development
Bioethics, health care ethics, public health ethics, feminist ethical and political theory
Interpersonal communication, communication and gender
Antiracist work, 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.
Social and emotional development of young children
Nineteenth-Century French studies, Quebec studies, women writers, Literature, Society, and the Arts; Women and Gender Studies (joint appointment): Violence and Gender; Violent Women; Narrative, Gender, and Human Rights; Cultural Studies; New Century College
Trauma counseling, intergenerational trauma, and resilience Immigrant and refugee women and families Counselor training and development Mindfulness practices in counseling and counselor training Community-based participatory research (CBPR) practices and social action
Reproductive coercion, Intimate partner violence, Pregnancy intention, Midwifery, Nursing, Health disparities, Health equity, Reproductive justice
Islamic history, Middle East, Women's Studies, Global history
critical theory, cultural sociology, feminist theory, music and the arts
early American literature, early modern women's writing, feminist theory
Medical anthropology, aging and end-of-life care, pain management, reproductive health, Islam, technology, gender, Middle East and North Africa, the United States
Modern Europe, Modern Germany, History of Sexuality, Legal History, History of Democracy
Speculative fiction and sci-fi; environmental humanities; C20/21 multi-ethnic American literatures; Indigenous and postcolonial literatures; science and technology studies; gender and sexuality studies.
19th & 20th century continental philosophy, feminist philosophy, aesthetics
African American history, women's history, history of lynching, labor history, Pan-Africanism
Asian American students, student development, multiple identities, intersectionality, and graduate student success
Feminist psychology and psychotherapy, women’s sexualities and spiritualities, trauma and recovery
Teen/Young Adult Literature; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Multi-Ethnic American Literature; African American Literature; Women Writers; Harry Potter
Feminist research/feminist rhetoric, creative nonfiction, community writing, writing across the curriculum/in the disciplines, ethnography, writing program administration and pedagogy
Medical rhetoric and medical humanities, vaccine controversy, professional and technical communication, public rhetoric, rhetoric of science and technology
feminist and queer theory; ecofeminism and animal rights; human rights; race and immigration; transnational sexualities; media and cultural studies; disability studies
Black Women, Reproductive Health, Infectious Disease, Chronic Disease, Health Outcomes, Determinants of Health, Internalized Racism, Racial Stress, Resilience, Digital Health, Health Communication, Black Feminism, Translational Research, Critical Methodologies, Community-Based Participatory Research
Modernism; Postcolonialism; Anglophone novel, drama, and poetry, spec. Irish, Caribbean, British literature; literary theory, cultural studies, petroculture & theories of energy transition; History of English, Global English literary criticism
Race, gender, the African American experience, and the history of black women in the Atlantic World
Popular and youth culture, music, social movements, and subcultures.
the intersections of leadership identity and women’s adult development, critical and emancipatory research methods, the scholarship of liberatory leadership teaching and learning.
Early Modern and Revolutionary Literature, History, and Art of the French Empire; War and Culture; Critical Race and Critical Mixed Race Studies; Human Rights and Social Justice; Multiculturalism; Theater; Film Theory; Digital Humanities; Medical History; History of Emotion; Women’s Writing and History; History of News and Information Networks; Critical Pedagogy; Inclusive Pedagogy and Curricular Design; Student/Faculty Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Wellbeing; Faculty Recruitment, Retention, and Mentoring; Grad Student Recruitment and Mentoring, Academic and Community Activism, Academe and Politics.
20th century U.S.; U.S. South; African American history; women and gender; children and childhood
Global and American social problems from an economic perspective; comparative stigma
Urban space, gender, and social mobility; infrastructure, design, and the built environment; language politics and ideologies; cultural identity formation; ethnography of literature; postcolonial theory, globalization, India
British literature and culture of the long nineteenth century, nineteenth-century British novel, materialist approaches to literature.
scholarship of teaching and learning, history of higher education, online learning, scholarly digital storytelling, digital humanities
Art and social action
Interpersonal Violence Awareness and Prevention; Student Activism and Agency; Institutional Culture, Power, and Decision-Making; Intersectional Feminism
Genomics; Epigenomics; Ancient DNA; Power and Social Inequality; Settler Colonialism; Ancient Urbanism and Imperialism; Feminist, Queer, and Indigenous Science Studies. Primary geographic foci include the American South, Texas, Mesoamerica, and the Andes.
Modern European and American and comparative social history, history of emotions, world history
Communication and gender, public communication
poetry; war poetry; visual poetry; mixed form (prose & poetry); poetry's intersections with walking art and land art;
American art history
Gender, punishment and incarceration, the life course, qualitative research methods
Bioarchaeology, Evolution of Health and Disease, Growth and Development, Osteology, Diet
Latina/o/x Studies, Chicana/o/x Studies, Latin American Studies, Iberian Studies, Transatlantic Studies, Migration Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, LGTBQIA+ Studies, Comparative Literary Studies, Panhispanic Cultural Studies, Translation Studies, Editing & Publishing
traditional narrative; material culture; family folklore; gender studies