Professor Gailey received her Ph.D. from The New School for Social Research in 1981.
Her recognitions include the Wenner-Gren Foundation Grant, which she received in 1998 and 1991.
Some of Professor Gailey’s most notable publications are:
- “Blue Ribbon Babies and Labors of Love: Race, Class, and Gender in U.S. Adoption Practices (Austin: University Press of Texas, submitted September 2003)
- “Community, State, and Questions of Social Evolution” In Anthropologica (Canada, 2003)
- “Seeking ‘Baby Right’: Race, Class, and Gender in US International Adoption” in Anne-Lise Rygvold et al, eds., Yours, Mine, Ours… and Theirs: International Adoption (University of Oslo, 2000
- “Rethinking Child Labor in an Age of Capitalist Restructuring” in Critique of Anthropology(1999)