Courtney Bailey

Professional Title

Associate Professor


Current Events, Disability Studies, Feminism, LGBTQ Issues, News Media, Politics, Race in the Media, Sexuality in Media, Social Movements, Visual Culture


B.S.C., Ohio University; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University

Specializing in rhetorical studies, media studies, and feminist/queer theory, Courtney Bailey’s teaching and research emphasize visual imagery and representations of the body in U.S. popular culture.  Her courses span rhetorical theory and criticism, as well disability, sexuality, race, and democracy, and she has published articles on the documentary film “Super Size Me,” on celebrity scandals involving homophobia, on right-wing feminist rhetoric, and on media representations of Mormon polygamy.  Her current project explores the intersections between queer theory and disability studies, as well as queer perspectives on sexual violence and the #MeToo movement.