Hannah Bailey

PhD Student
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Hannah Bailey is from Kansas City, MO and received a BA in American Studies at the University of Missouri–Kansas City before coming to KU in 2014 for the American Studies PhD program. Her research interests include racial capitalism, critical ethnic studies, prison abolition, liberal personhood, and memoir as cultural text. Her research seeks to understand the relationship between racial formation and liberal capitalism in the US. She has done this specifically by analyzing differential representations of two seemingly disparate discourses—the Church of Scientology and prisons. She looks at memoirs written by ex-Scientologists and by formerly incarcerated individuals in order to portray the ways in which the sympathetic representations of ex-Scientologists contrast with representations of racialized criminality. 


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Upcoming Events
A lecture by, Cristina Rivera Garza
The Autobiography of Cotton: Documentary Writing and Crónicas​ from the Border
Monday, April 17, 2017 4:30 PM
Forum and Flex Space, Marvin Hall

The Future University
"Understanding Free Speech on a University Campus"
A discussion, featuring: Stefan M. Bradley, Connie Burk, Susan Kruth, Frank LoMonte, and Jeff Chasen
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 7:00 PM
The Commons, Spooner Hall

Hall Center Humanities Lecture Series
A forum for interdisciplinary dialogue between renowned speakers, the university and the surrounding communities.
Schedule of Lectures

 

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