Bailey Brown completed her PhD in sociology from Columbia University. At Columbia, Bailey previously earned a M. Phil. and M.A and was named Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow and a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow. Bailey holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology with minors in urban education and Africana studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Bailey was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar, a Leadership Alliance Fellow and received top departmental honors for her senior thesis at Penn. For the 2020-2021 academic year Bailey joins the Department of Sociology at Princeton University as a Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Brown will join the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Spelman College as an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the fall of 2021. Bailey researches and teaches on urban sociology, race and ethnicity, and education.