The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Indira Bailey

Art Education & Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Art Education & Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
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Indira is an Art Education and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, PhD Candidate. Her research is on how K-12 Black women art educators’ recognize, negotiate, and/or challenge an outsider-within positionality in K-12 schools and in what ways to they collect and teach information about Black women artists. In March 2018, Bailey received the Africana Research Center Grant to travel and interview Ghanaian women art educators and how they implement their culture into their teaching and artist practice. She is currently serves as the Vice President of the Graduate Art Education Association (GAEdA) and was the former Vice President of the Graduates in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (GWGSS). Indira’s recent article, “Teaching while Black: The construction of race, class, and gender,” was published in the Spring/Summer 2018 edition of International Journal of Africana Studies, as the winner of the Terry Kershaw Student Essay Competition of the National Council of Black Studies. Prior to attending PSU, Indira taught commercial illustration and computer graphics in a Career Technical Education (CTE) high school in New Jersey for sixteen years. Indira received her B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in Illustration and M.A. from Kean University in Educational Leadership & Supervision. She is also an accomplished artist, exhibiting her artwork throughout the New York City Tri-State Area. Currently is enjoying her newfound love of stain glass art. Bailey received several Fulbright-Hayes Fellowships to South Africa, Morocco and Japan Memorial Fellowship. She was the finalist for New Jersey Teacher of the Year, and national teacher fellowships. Academic Teaching Experience at PSU WMNST 106: Women & Gender in Literature, Art, and Popular Culture; INART 062: West African and African American Arts: From the 1960’s to the Present; ART 20, Introduction to Drawing; ART 122Y, Commentary on Art; and, Art Teacher Internship at the Restorative Justice Initiative (RJI) State Correctional Institution (SCI) Benner Township Prison, Bellefonte, PA.