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Moya Bailey - "Transforming Misogynoir in Medicine"

When: Monday, March 4, 2024
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM CT

Where: University Hall, Hagstrum 201, 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: FREE

Contact: Janet Hundrieser   (847) 491-3525

Group: Science in Human Culture Program - Klopsteg Lecture Series

Category: Lectures & Meetings



Moya Bailey, Northwestern University


"Transforming "Misogynoir in Medicine""


Black women’s bodies have been instrumental in the development of medical and scientific breakthroughs, which have aided countless humans across the world. However, the degree to which these medical and scientific gains have actually helped the health and well-being of Black women remains unclear. This talk is an introduction to Professor Bailey's documentary that addresses the ways that misogynoir has influenced medicine at the expense of Black women's health.


Moya Bailey is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University. Her work focuses on marginalized groups’ use of digital media to promote social justice, and she is interested in how race, gender, and sexuality are represented in media and medicine. She is the digital alchemist for the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network and the Board President of Allied Media Projects, a Detroit-based movement media organization that supports an ever-growing network of activists and organizers. She is a co-author of #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice (MIT Press, 2020) and is the author of Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance (New York University Press, 2021). She was an MLK Visiting Scholar at MIT for the 2020–2021 academic year.

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