Dr. Bailey is Associate Professor of African American History and African Diaspora Studies and African History at SUNY Binghamton. She focuses on the history of the Atlantic slave trade and its impact on Africa and its worldwide diaspora. She is the author of African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Beyond the Silence and Shame, a historical monograph on the memories of the slave trade from the perspective of African communities. She has been awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship from Spelman, Fulbright Research Award, Harvard University W.E.B Dubois Fellow, Mellon Foundation Fellow, and Coro Foundation Fellow.