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Juanita Johnson-Bailey

My research specializes in race and gender in educational and workplace settings. 

Juanita Johnson-Bailey


I am a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, Director of the Institute for Women’s Studies, and serve as a professor of Adult Education in the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy here at the University of Georgia.

I authored Sistahs in College: Making a Way Out of No Way in 2001, which received the Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature in Continuing Higher Education and the Sadie T. Mossell Alexander Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Black Women’s Studies. I am a member of the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame, a Houle Scholar, and a Lilly Teaching Fellow. My most recent book is a co-edited text, the Handbook on Race and Racism in Adult and Higher Education: A Dialogue (Sheared, Johnson-Bailey, Colin, Peterson, & Brookfield, 2010). Specializing in researching race and gender in educational and workplace settings, I  made contributions to the literature in adult education and women’s studies with over 100 publications, which include journal articles in Harvard Educational Review, Teachers College Record, Journal of Negro Education, and the Journal of Higher Education, and chapters in The Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education, the SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods, the Handbook of Mentoring and Coaching for Education, and the Handbook of Transformative Learning Theory.

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