Cathryn Bailey

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Cathryn Bailey
Professor of Gender and Women's Studies
(269) 387-2815
3067 Moore Hall, Mail Stop 5365
Mailing address: 
Department of Gender and Women's Studies
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5365 USA
  • PhD, Philosophy, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1994
Teaching interests: 
  • Feminist theory
  • Race, gender and science
  • Women and eastern thought
Research interests: 
  • Feminist pragmatism

Cathryn Bailey is a professor of gender and women’s studies at Western Michigan University where she regularly offers courses in gender and science, LGBT and queer studies, and feminist theory. Her scholarly work has explored these same themes, focusing on epistemological and ethical issues in a way that highlights feminist, pragmatist and Buddhist approaches, including, for example, a series of articles on animal ethics. Dr. Bailey earned her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Missouri in 1994 and has also held positions at Minnesota State and Duke University.