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First Name

Last Name

Portrait of Chasity Bailey-Fakhoury


  • Associate Professor

Office Address
444C DeVos

Office Phone

  • Literacy, Educational Foundations, and Technology

  • Foundations


Dr. Bailey-Fakhoury received her Ph.D. in Sociology and M.Ed. in Secondary Social Studies Education from Wayne State University, and her B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Social Science from the University of Michigan. Before joining GVSU, Dr. Bailey-Fakhoury taught for 15 years in the Detroit Public Schools. In 2015 she was recognized with the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award by the GVSU Graduate Student Association and was the 2018 recipient of the Burch, Jacobs & Moore Diversity Teaching Excellence Award from the GVSU Pew Faculty Teaching & Learning Center.

Teaching Areas
  • Undergraduate Foundations
  • Graduate Foundations

Scholarly Interests

  • Academic achievement, gendered racial socialization and racial-gender identity development of young children of color
  • Motherwork in predominantly white schools
  • Intersectional analysis of American education
  • Sociology of Education
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Teacher-as-researcher

  • Ph.D., Wayne State University
  • M.Ed., Wayne State University
  • B.A., University of Michigan


Academic & Professional Activities
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • American Educational Studies Association (AESA)
  • American Sociological Association (ASA)
  • Association of Black Sociologists (ABS)
  • National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

Scholarly Interests & Research

Bailey-Fakhoury, C. (2017). Learning through collective testimony: African American motherwork, womanism, and praxis. Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement, 8(1-2), 155-172.

Bailey-Fakhoury, C., & Frierson, M. (2014). Black women attending predominantly White institutions: Fostering their academic success using African American motherwork strategies. Journal of Progressive Policy & Practice, 2(3), 213-228.

Bailey-Fakhoury, C. (2014). Navigating, negotiating, and advocating: Black mothers, their young daughters, and White schools. Michigan Family Review, 18(1), 57-79. http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.4919087.0018.105

Recent Presentations

Bailey-Fakhoury, C., & Perhamus, L.  “Feeling Displaced, Enacting Resistance: Race, Place, and Schooling in the Face of Gentrifying Forces.” Paper accepted at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. August 12, 2018.

Bailey-Fakhoury, C. “Memory Telling and African American Motherwork: Transmitting a Family’s History of Racial Violence.” Presentation at the American Educational Studies Association Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA. November 3, 2017.

Carson, S., Bailey-Fakhoury, C., & Holohan, K. “Quality Public Education in a Democratic Society.” Presentation at the Critical Questions in Education Symposium. Pittsburgh, PA. October 31, 2017.

Perhamus, L., & Bailey-Fakhoury, C. “Topophilia: Resisting Gentrification through Place-Based Schooling.” Presentation at the Michigan Sociological Association. Grand Rapids, MI. October 28, 2017.

Harris, M., & Bailey-Fakhoury, C. “Lessening the Anxiety of Graduate Students: Towards a Positive Research Attitude.” Presentation at the Mid-Western Educational Research Association. Evanston, IL. October 19, 2017.

Harris, M., & Bailey-Fakhoury, C. “Lessening Graduate Research Anxiety via Cognitive Coaching© Techniques.” Presentation at the American Association of Teaching and Curriculum. Grand Rapids, MI. October 14, 2016.

Bailey-Fakhoury, C., & Mitchell, Jr., D. “The Du Boisian Veil as Analytic Device: Examining “Presence” in African American Motherwork.” Paper presented at the Association of Black Sociologists Annual Meeting. Memphis, TN. October 7, 2016.


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