The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Indira Bailey

Indira Bailey
Art Education PhD & Women's Studies
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107 Art Cottage
Indira is an Art Education and Women’s Studies, Gender, and Sexuality PhD Candidate. Her research interests include contemporary Black women artists & art educators, Black Girlhood studies, visual storytelling & visual literacy, feminist graphic narratives, visual culture, and autoethnography. 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. Bailey received the PAEA’s 2016 Clyde McGeary Scholarship and won first prize from the National Council of Black Studies, graduate student essay.