Dr. Bailys research has focused primarily on the effects nonformal education has had on women and the communities in which they live.
Clinical Psychology: Intimate partner violence, client-centered services, empowerment, community-based learning, civic engagement
International Studies, Legal Studies, and Social Justice and Human Rights
Gender, culture and the arts; art as social action; creativity; educating for social justice; self-study of professional practices in teaching.
Globalization; transnational networks; comparative & historical sociology; economic sociology; political sociology; social movements & collective action; sociology of human rights; urban & community development; institutional management of imagination, creativity, and knowledge production; political cultures of impact investing and social entrepreneurship
Legal Studies, International Area Studies, and Social Justice/Human Rights
Facilitation and dialog, global education, psychosocial trauma healing, conflict resolution, theology of struggle, anti-human trafficking and displacement issues
Ethnobiology, community-based conservation, biocultural diversity, sustainable development
Social Justice Teacher Education, Activist Burnout and Persistence, Poverty and Educational Opportunity
Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL), leadership studies
Art and social action
Peace and Conflict Resolution, Social Movements and Resistance, Systemic Violence, Systemic Transformation, Nonviolence
Critical teacher professional development, History education, Civil rights and labor education, The uses of arts integration, Teaching for social justice
whiteness, critical race theory, queer and feminist theories, Intersectionality and Multidimensionalities of Identities, Critical Pedagogy, and Media Literacy
Dialogic approaches to teaching and research; sociocultural approaches to literacy, academic achievement for racial, cultural and language minority students, critical discourse analysis