Marlon M. Bailey
Department of American Studies
Department of Gender Studies
Office: Memorial Hall W. 214
Phone: (812) 855-8255
E-mail: baileymm indiana.edu
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2005
M.A. in African American Studies, UC-Berkeley
M.F.A. in Theatre Performance from West Virginia University
B.A. (cum laude) in Theatre/Speech Education from Olivet College
Professor Bailey's research interests include: African Diaspora studies, queer diasporas, race, gender, and sexuality, queer theory, Black queer studies, theatre/performance studies, ethnography, and HIV/AIDS (cultural politics, research, and prevention of HIV/AIDS in Black communities).
Dr. Bailey earned his Phd in African Diaspora Studies with a designated emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality, in the Department of African American Studies at the University of California-Berkeley.
He is an accomplished professional actor, director, and performance artist. He has preformed at professional theatres in Minneapolis, DC, Louisville, and Detroit. His most recent performance was in "The Hard Evidence of Existence: a Black Gay Sex (Love) Show," at the Thick House in San Francisco, California. Prior to joining the faculty at IU, Dr. Bailey was a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender and Women's Studies at the UCLA, Berkeley from 2005-2007.
Dr. Bailey is also on the Board of Directors of Brothers United, a Black gay HIV/AIDS prevention agency in Indianapolis, and is the Immediate Past Chair for the Black Gay Research Group.
Courses Recently Taught
- GNDR-G 102 Sexual Politics
- GNDR-G 206 Gay Histories, Queer Cultures
- GNDR-G 215 Sex & Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective
- GNDR-G 302 Gender and Sexuality in Black Culture
- GNDR-G 350 Queer Theory
- GNDR-G 402 Race, Gender, and Class
- GNDR-G 701 The Cultural Politics of HIV/AIDS
- GNDR-G 704 Cultural Politics of Sexuality in the 20th Century
Works in Progress
"Butch/Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit" (manuscript in progress with The University of Michigan Press).
Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Performance and Ballroom Culture in Detroit (University of Michigan Press, 2013).
Bailey, Marlon M. (2013): "Engendering Space: Ballroom Culture and the Spatial Practice of Possibility in Detroit," Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography.
Bailey, Marlon M. (Summer 2011) "Gender/Racial Realness: Theorizing the Gender System in Ballroom Culture," Feminist Studies, Volume 37, Number 2, 365-386.
Arnold, E., & Marlon M. Bailey (2009). "Constructing home and Family: How the Ballrom Commuity Supports African American GLBTQ Youth in the Face of HIV/AIDS." Special Issue on LGBTQ people of color. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 21, 171-188.
Bailey, Marlon M. (2009). "Performance as Intravention: Ballroom Culture and the Politics of HIV/AIDS in Detroit." Special Issue on Gender and Sexaulity. Souls: a Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, 11:3, 253-274.
Bailey, Marlon M. (forthcoming 2011) "Love and Money: Cuban Hustle and Black Queer Diasporic Desire," Blaktino Queer Performance: A Performance Anthology. Ed. E. Patrick Johnson & Ramon Rivera Servera. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
Bailey, Marlon M. "Rethinking the African Diaspora and HIV/AIDS prevention from the Perspective of Ballroom Culture." Global Circuits of Blackness: Interrogating the African Diaspora. Edited by Percy C. Hintzen, Jean Muteba Rahier & Felipe Smith. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2010: 96-126.
Bailey, Marlon M. "He's my Gay Mother: Ballroom Houses, Parenting, and Housework," Queers in American Popular Culture Vol. 1-3. Edited by Jim Elledge. Westport, CT: Praeger Press, 169-178.
Honors and Awards
- University of California, San Francisco, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), 2012. Visiting Professorship at UCSF (http://caps.ucsf.edu).