Amy Kate Bailey

Assistant professor of sociology

Biography

Amy Bailey; experts guide

Amy Kate Bailey (Photo: Jenny Fontaine)

Amy Bailey’s research focuses on race and inequality with a particular concentration on historical patterns of racial violence in the American South and the U.S. military’s contemporary role in social stratification.

Her co-authored book, “Lynched: The Victims of Southern Mob Violence,” details the characteristics of individuals who were targeted for victimization. With support from the National Science Foundation, she is using census records to build a database of individuals who were threatened with lynching or who survived an attempted lynching.

Other work examines 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.

Her research has been featured in the American Journal of Sociology, the American Sociological Review, Historical Methods, and Population Research and Policy Review.

Subject areas:

  • Armed forces/military
  • Inequality
  • Race
  • Racial violence
  • Socioeconomics

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