The university continues to address the unacceptable act of racism, sexism and hate speech. On Sept. 20, President Ramon Torrecilha addressed students in New Hall. More


Carol Bailey


Carol Bailey, Associate Professor

  Office: Bates Hall B-103-A
  Phone: (413) 572-8383




Carol Bailey’s area of teaching and research is postcolonial literatures, with specialization in Caribbean literature. Carol is particularly interested in the intersections of gender, performance/orature, and literary representation. Carol's book A Poetics of Performance: The Oral-Scribal Aesthetic in Anglophone Caribbean Fiction was published in 2014. Her articles and reviews have appeared in Constructing Vernacular Culture in the Trans-Caribbean (2008), The Journal of West Indian Literature, Macomere, Meridians, and Modern Fiction Studies.  At Westfield State University, Carol teaches World, Postcolonial, Caribbean and Cross-Cultural Literatures, as well as Women’s Writing.

  • Ph.D. in English, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2007
  • M.A. in English, Clark University, 1999
  • B.A. in English, University of the West Indies, 1997
  • Diploma in Education, Sam Sharpe College 1987