What I’m Up to Now Fall 2019: Amy Bailey

Amy Bailey

The left side of the photo is the UIC Behavioral Sciences Building and on the right side, Professor Amy Bailey is gazing ahead.

In Fall 2019, I’m on sabbatical.

I’m working on four papers, co-authored with UIC graduate students and undergraduate alumni. I also have a funding proposal in process, to the National Science Foundation, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Michigan, University of Washington, and University of Wisconsin.

I have two papers forthcoming:

Bryan L. Sykes and Amy Kate Bailey. forthcoming. “Casualties of Criminal Justice: The Incarceration of American Veterans, 1972-2012,” The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences.

Amy Kate Bailey and Piere Washington. forthcoming. “Lynching in the New SouthA Festival of Violence, and the Synergy of Two Disciplines.” Journal of Guilded Age and Progressive Era. Special Issue. William Carrigan and Clive Webb, editors (invited essay).

I was recently quoted in Mother Jones: “How Lynching Became the Favorite Metaphor for Embattled, Powerful Men.”

Over summer break, I completed my term as chair of the American Sociology Association’s Peace, War & Social Conflict section, continued my research on racist violence and began recruiting researchers to beta test a new geographic data tool, constructed with UIC PhD candidate Allison Helmuth.