Marlon M. Bailey

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Marlon M. Bailey

Associate Professor, Arizona State University

P: 812.855.8255


Marlon M. Bailey is an Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and American Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) in the Department of Medicine at the University of California-San Francisco. His forthcoming book manuscript, Butch Queens up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit, is due to be published by the University of Michigan Press in 2013. Butch Queens up in Pumps is a performance ethnography of the House/Ball community in Detroit MI and throughout North America. Dr. Bailey’s essays have been published in Feminist Studies, Souls, The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services and in several book collections focusing on gender and sexuality in African American and African Diaspora Studies. Marlon earned his PhD in African American Studies with a designated emphasis in Gender, Women, and Sexuality from the University of California-Berkeley


Professor Bailey’s research interests include: African Diaspora studies, queer diasporas, race, gender, and sexuality, queer theory, Black queer studies, theatre/performance studies, ethnography, and HIV/AIDS (cultural politics, research, and prevention of HIV/AIDS in Black communities).


Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit, published by U of Michigan Press.