Dr. Bailys research has focused primarily on the effects nonformal education has had on women and the communities in which they live.
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.
political sociology; economic sociology; social movements; globalization; transnational networks; sociology of human rights; law & transnational conflict; urban sociology; critical sociology of development; comparative & historical sociology; (Area Specialist in Burma/Myanmar).
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
Critical teacher professional development, History education, Civil rights and labor education, The uses of arts integration, Teaching for social justice
Dialogic approaches to teaching and research; sociocultural approaches to literacy, academic achievement for racial, cultural and language minority students, critical discourse analysis