Dr. Bailys research has focused primarily on the effects nonformal education has had on women and the communities in which they live.
empowerment, resilience, community-based learning, transformative education, civic engagement, intimate partner violence, client-centered services
International Studies, Legal Studies, and Social Justice and Human Rights
sociology of human rights; political sociology; social movements; global and transnational sociology; science, knowledge, and technology; law and transnational conflict; critical sociology of development; community and urban sociology; comparative and historical sociology; and area specialist in Burma/Myanmar.
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
Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL), leadership studies
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