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Last Name
Ohio University
Website URL
#MeToo, Journalism History, Women Journalists, Dorothy Day, Catholicism, Trauma, First-person writing, Feminism, Gender-based Violence
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About Me

I am a writer, educator, and scholar who believes in the radical power of women’s writing and storytelling.

Using historical research methods, feminist theory, and critical theory, my research is focused on how women’s first-person storytelling can disrupt structures that have historically discounted women’s voices. I received my Ph.D. in 2021 from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, where my dissertation charted the history of #MeToo-style storytelling from 1841 to the present, and identified norms and systems that continue to silence first-person storytelling about gender-based oppression. My research focuses on how women cover trauma and negotiate their own traumatic experiences as writers, including the work of radical Catholic activist and soon-to-be-saint Dorothy Day in The Catholic Worker.

My research has been published in Journalism History, American Journalism, and American Catholic Studies, and my writing has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review.

I received my Ph.D. in Mass Communication-Journalism from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, a masters in journalism from Ohio University, and bachelor’s degrees in English and journalism from Loyola University Chicago.

Recent Publications

Dick, Bailey. “Journalists Need More Help than Ever Coping with Work Trauma.” Columbia Journalism Review, Aug 12, 2019.

Dick, Bailey. “‘We females have to be contented with the tales of adventures’: Trauma and Gender in Dorothy Day’s Early Reporting.” American Journalism. 38, no. 1. (2021)

Dick, Bailey. “The Catholic Worker’s  Reporting on Civil Rights and Racial Justice.” American Catholic Studies, vol 131, no. 4. (2020): 1-31.

Dick, Bailey. “‘Is It Not Possible to Be a Radical and a Christian?’: Dorothy Day’s Evolving Relationship with the Patriarchal Norms of Journalism and Catholicism.” Journalism History 45, no. 4 (2019): 311–29.

Dick, Bailey. “Fresh Air Archive.” American Journalism 36, no. 4 (October 2, 2019): 552–54.

Dick, Bailey. “Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker’s Legacy of Pacifism” in Journalism’s Ethical Progression: A Twentieth-Century Journey, Gwyneth Mellinger and John Ferrè, eds. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2019.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Literary History, Pedagogy, Religion, Sexual Violence, Women