Headshot of Dr. Bailey, a Black androgynous person with short natural hair, wearing glasses and a Black shirt with a bittersweet red scarf looking off to my right in front of a cobalt blue background.

Dr. Moya Bailey is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University. Her work focuses on Black women’s use of digital media to promote social justice as acts of self-affirmation and health promotion. She is interested in how race, gender, and sexuality are represented in media and medicine. She currently curates the #transformDH Tumblr initiative in Digital Humanities (DH). She  is a monthly sustainer of the Allied Media Conference, through which she is able to bridge her passion for social justice and her work in DH.

She is a graduate of the Emory University Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department. She is the founder and co-conspirator of Quirky Black Girls, a network for strange and different black girls and now serves at the digital alchemist for the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network.

Book cover that reads "Misogynoir Transformed" in skinny burgundy letters along the top and down the right side of the cover with "Black Women's Digital Resistance" each word stacked on each other like pancakes over a Black box with my name "Moya Bailey" in white, all over a mustard yellow background.

She attended Spelman College where she initially endeavored to become a physician. She fell in love with Women’s Studies and activism, ultimately driving her to graduate school in lieu of medicine. As an undergrad she received national attention for her involvement in the Nelly Protest at Spelman, a moment that solidified her deep commitment to examining representations of Black women in popular culture. She also coined the term misogynoir which describes the unique anti-Black racist misogyny that Black women experience.

Beige book cover that reads "#HashtagActivism" in teal font with "Networks of Race and Gender Justice" as a burnt orange subtitle. Colored pound/hashtag symbols decorate the middle. Author list in black: Sarah J. Jackson, Moya Bailey, Brooke Foucault Welles. Foreword by Genie Lauren

She is a co-author of #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice and is the author of Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance.