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Alison Bailey

Illinois State University’s College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lecturer Alison Bailey will deliver the talk “Her Anger Becomes Her: What I’ve Learned about Anger and Injustice” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in the Old Main Room of the Bone Student Center.

The talk is free and open to the public.

A professor of philosophy and director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Illinois State, Bailey has published extensively on issues at the intersections of feminist theory, philosophy of race/whiteness studies, and epistemology.

Bailey is the co-editor of the textbook The Feminist Philosophy Reader, and has contributed chapters to books such as White Self-Criticality Beyond Anti-Racism: What Is It Like to Be a White Problem? and The Center Must Not Hold: White Women Philosophers on the Whiteness of Philosophy. Her scholarly articles have appeared in journals such as Social Epistemology, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, and The Journal of Peace and Justice Studies. Bailey’s most recent projects address the role of “knowing resistant anger” in response to practices of silencing at the heart of epistemic injustice.

She served on the editorial board of Hypatia, and for the Lexington Books Series’ Philosophy of Race. Bailey has also recorded several podcasts for the Examining Ethics Series of the Prindle Ethics Institute at DePauw University.

After earning a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, Bailey joined the faculty at Illinois State in 1993. She was named director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program in 2005, and earned the rank of professor in 2010.

Along with being named the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lecturer, Bailey is also a past recipient of the David A. Strand Diversity Achievement Award, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute.

Those with questions on the College of Arts and Sciences College Lecture can call (309) 438-5669.