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Dr. Amy Bailey
Amy Bailey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at University of Illinois - Chicago. Her research examines race and inequality, with two key areas of focus. The first, which was the subject of her dissertation, examines the military, especially the interplay between individual and collective outcomes. This line of work examines a variety of questions, including the military's effects on migration and population redistribution, the changing racialized dynamics between military employment and intergenerational mobility, and the links between community-level socioeconomic characteristics and military participation among young adults. She is a 2015-16 Research Scholar at the Great Cities Institute, which supports her current project, “Transition to Adulthood for Working Class Youth: Institutions and Informal Practices in Local Communities.”
Her second area of research focuses on historical patterns of racial violence in the American South, more commonly known as lynching. She is particularly interested in the characteristics of individuals who were targeted for victimization. She currently holds a grant from the National Science Foundation to build a database using census records for individuals who were threatened with lynching or survived an attempted lynching.
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