Supriya Baily, PhD


Dr. Supriya Baily spent fifteen years working with peace, gender and development organizations in India and the United States before joining the academy, working with marginalized communities to better understand the processes of agency and voice that promote grassroots transformation. In her role as Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University, she teaches courses in international and comparative education, gender and education, qualitative research methods and teacher education. She is also the Associate Director for the Center for International Education. Her research interests focus on gender, education and empowerment, the role of teacher agency to support social justice issues, and theorizing qualitative research methods.

She is the co-editor of three books, including Experiments in Agency: A Global Partnership to Transform Teacher Research (2017), Educating Adolescent Girls Around the Globe: Challenges and Opportunities (2015), and Internationalizing Teacher Education in the U.S. (2012). She was recently featured in La Scienze, the Italian edition of Scientific American, on the challenges facing girls’ education globally. She has been a frequent guest lecturer around the world on gender and research methodology, including recently at Oslo Metropolitan University, Oslo, Norway, and Kyambogo University, in Kampala, Uganda. She has won awards for her writing, and was named Visiting Faculty of Color at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in 2017. She was also the keynote speaker at the 2015 U.S. Agency for International Development’s School Dropout Prevention Summit.

Dr. Baily served as the Treasurer of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) and sat on the board of the Global Teacher Education, Inc. She served a three-year term as the co-chair of the Gender and Education Standing Committee of CIES, and has served as the program chair for the Peace Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association. She has been awarded multiple grants for research and teaching including by the U.S. State Department, the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (with CIES Board member Dr. Halla Holmarsdottir), the International Research and Exchange Board, the Center for Consciousness and Transformation, and the Global Studies Office at George Mason University.