Hazel Dick Leonard Faculty Fellowship

A Faculty Fellowship program at Simmons University, designed to foster a community of scholars engaged in public-oriented research, scholarly, and artistic projects.

This innovative program gathers eight faculty members from diverse disciplines and cohorts to collaborate on projects, ranging from serving historically marginalized communities to making scholarly and artistic contributions accessible to the wider public. Faculty members' projects span an array of scholarly formats, including books-in-progress, articles, and book chapters.

Hazel Dick Leonard Faculty Fellows


Fellows

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Naresh Agarwal

Professor and Director of Information Science & Tech Concentration

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Abel Djassi Amado

Associate Professor

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Suzanne Leonard

Professor and Program Director for Gender and Cultural Studies

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Lydia Ogden

Adjunct & Research Affiliate

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Cherie Ramirez

Associate Teaching Professor

Assistant Professor Jeffrey Steen

Jeffrey Steen

Assistant Professor

Recent Interviews with Faculty Fellows

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Advancing Harm Reduction: The Case for Overdose Prevention Centers

A conversation with Jeffrey Steen, Assistant Professor in the Simmons University School of Social Work.


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Choosing Happiness: Uncovering the Journey to Happiness

An interview with Professor Naresh Agarwal from the School of Library and Information Science.


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Exploring Immigrant Stories: Being, Longing, Surviving and Thriving

A conversation with Hugo Kamya, Professor in the Simmons University School of Social Work and Associate Director of the Center for Innovation in Clinical Social Work.


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Voices of Resilience: Exploring Psychological Clubhouses and Older Adults with Serious Mental Illnesses

A conversation with Lydia Ogden, Associate Professor in the Simmons University School of Social Work and Director of the Center for Innovation in Clinical Social Work.


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"Choosing Happiness" An Interview with Naresh Agarwal

This is a conversation between Naresh Agarwal, Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Sciences and Director of Information Science and Tech Concentration at Simmons University, and Taylor Eubanks, graduate student in the Gender and Cultural Studies program...


Mothers and children at the Mothers for Adequate Welfare (MAW) sit-in at the Roxbury Crossing welfare office

"Boston's Welfare Rights Movement" An Interview with Tatiana M.F. Cruz

Below is a conversation with historian Tatiana M.F. Cruz, Assistant Professor of Critical Race, Gender, and Cultural Studies and Interdisciplinary Program Director of Africana Studies at Simmons University. Talking with Taylor Eubanks, graduate student of Gender and Cultural Studies, Professor...


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"Narrative Practice as Tapestry" An Interview with Hugo Kamya

The following interview between Professor Hugo Kamya from the School of Social Work at Simmons University and Taylor Eubanks, graduate student of Gender and Cultural Studies, discusses Professor Kamya's work on narrative practice and how our stories get told. What...


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“When Does Resilience Turn into Epistemic Injustice?” An Interview with Renada Goldberg

The following conversation took place between Dr. Renada Goldberg, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Simmons University, and Taylor Eubanks, graduate student in the Gender and Cultural Studies program. Professor Goldberg talks about her current project for...