Jess Bailey


Jess Bailey studies Medieval art with Beate Fricke and Elizabeth Honig. Her work addresses the premodern art history of gunpowder, considering how shifts in imaging technologies of violence impacted the social construction of gender. Jess is interested in how manuscript cultures transmitted the science, medical ramifications, and cultural impact of the West’s military pedagogies. She is working on side projects that address sex work, disability, and early works on paper. She has taught for the Prison University Project in San Quentin State Prison and at the Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Universität Bern. Jess is completing a dual degree in Medieval Studies and holds a B.A. in the History of Art from UC Berkeley.