Patricia Leavy

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Patricia Lina Leavy (born June 13, 1975) is an American sociologist, author, arts advocate, and public intellectual.[1] Leavy is the co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Leavy completed her Ph.D. in Sociology from Boston College.[3]

Career[change | change source]

Leavy was a lecturer at Boston College, Northeastern University, and Curry College. She was a tenured Associate Professor of Sociology, Chairperson of Sociology and Criminology, and Founding Director of the Gender Studies program at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts (from 2002-2012).[1][3]

In 2012, she left academia and focused on the field of Arts-based research. She developed the method of ‘social fiction,’ which involves researchers in any discipline using fiction as a research practice.[4][5]

Books[change | change source]

In 2012, she began working as an independent scholar and continued writing in the fields of research methods and arts-based research as well as working as a novelist.[6]

Fiction books[change | change source]

  • Low-Fat Love. Sense Publishers, 2011 [1][7][8][9][10]
  • American Circumstance. Sense Publishers, 2013 [7]
  • Low-Fat Love, Expanded Anniversary Edition. Sense Publishers, 2015 [10]
  • Blue. Sense Publishers, 2016 [7]
  • American Circumstance: Anniversary Edition. Sense Publishers, 2016 [1]
  • Co-authored with Victoria Scotti. Low-Fat Love Stories. Sense Publishers, 2016 [7]
  • Spark. Guilford Press, 2019 [11]
  • Film. Brill/Sense, 2020 [12] [13]
  • Candy Floss Collection. Brill/Sense. 2020 [14]

Non-Fiction books[change | change source]

Co-authored with Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber:

  • Approaches to Qualitative Research: A Reader on Theory and Practice. Oxford University Press, 2003 [15]
  • The Practice of Qualitative Research. SAGE Publications, Inc., 2005
  • Feminist Research Practice: A Primer. SAGE Publications, Inc., 2006 [15]
  • Emergent Methods in Social Research. SAGE Publications, Inc., 2006 [15]
  • Handbook of Emergent Methods. Guilford Press, 2008 [15]
  • The Practice of Qualitative Research (Second Edition). SAGE Publications, Inc., 2010

Co-authored with others:

  • With Keri E. Iyall Smith. Hybrid Identities: Theoretical and Empirical Examinations. Brill Publishers, 2009 [15]
  • With Adrienne Trier-Bieniek. Gender and Pop Culture: A Text Reader. Sense Publishers, 2014
  • With Anne Harris. Contemporary Feminist Research: From Theory to Practice. Guilford Press, 2018 [16]

Written only by Leavy

  • Iconic Events: Media, Politics, and Power in Retelling History. Lexington Books, 2007
  • Method Meets Art: Arts-based Research Practice. Guilford Press, 2009 [1]
  • Essentials of Transdisciplinary Research: Using Problem Centered Methodologies. Routledge, 2011 [1] [17][7]
  • Oral History: Understanding Qualitative Research. Oxford University Press, 2011
  • The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research. Oxford University Press, 2014 [3][7]
  • Method Meets Art: Arts-based Research Practice (Second Edition). Guilford Press, 2015
  • Fiction as Research Practice: Short Stories, Novellas, and Novels. Routledge, 2016
  • Research Design: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods, Arts-Based, and Community-Based Participatory Research Approaches. Guilford Press, 2017
  • Handbook of Arts-Based Research. Guilford Press, 2017
  • Privilege Through the Looking-Glass. Sense Publishers, 2017 [18]
  • The Oxford Handbook of Methods for Public Scholarship. Oxford University Press, 2019 [19]
  • The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research (Second Edition). Oxford University Press, 2020 [20]
  • Method Meets Art: Arts-based Research Practice (Third Edition). Guilford Press, 2020 [21]

Series[change | change source]

  • Personal/Public Scholarship (Brill/Sense) [22]
  • Teaching Writing (Brill/Sense) [23]
  • Teaching Race & Ethnicity (Brill/Sense) [1] [3]
  • Teaching Gender (Brill/Sense) [1]
  • Social Fictions (Brill/Sense) [1] [3][7]
  • Understanding Qualitative Research (Oxford University Press) [15] [7] [24]

Public speaking[change | change source]

In 2012, Leavy delivered a keynote address at the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Conference in Barcelona, Spain. [25]

In 2013, she delivered a keynote address at the New Directions in the Humanities conference and the Arts in Society conference in Budapest, Hungary. [26]

In 2015, Leavy delivered a keynote address at The Qualitative Report conference in Florida. She gave a keynote in 2020 at the same conference. [27] She also delivered a keynote address at the Gender Matters conference in Illinois in the same year.[28]

In 2016 she delivered an invited lecture at Pennsylvania State University as a part of the John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series.[29]

Leavy was a part of a keynote conversation at the “NYU Forum on Ethnodrama” at New York University in New York City in 2017.[30] She delivered another keynote address the same year at The World Chinese Art Education Symposium in Ningbo, China. [31]

Leavy gave a keynote address at the “Arts as an Agent for Social Change conference at McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 2018.[32] The same year, she delivered the keynote address at the “Arts-Based Research Symposium” at SUNY-New Paltz.[33]

Awards and recognition[change | change source]

The Creativity Post called Leavy as ‘one of the most visible proponents worldwide of arts-based research as a means of public and creative scholarship.’[1]

The World Chinese Art Education Association said Leavy is ‘widely considered the world’s most visible proponent of arts-based research as a means of making research publicly accessible’.[31]

Leavy was one of fifty participants invited as a Fellow to the Salzburg Global Seminar Session “The Neuroscience of Art: What are the Sources of Creativity and Innovation? which took place from Feb 21 - Feb 26, 2015 in Salzburg, Austria.[34]

Leavy received career awards from the New England Sociological Association, [2] the American Creativity Association,[2] The American Educational Research Association,[2][35] the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry,[2][36] and the National Art Education Association.[37]

In 2016, Leavy was named an Influencer by Mogul.[2] [7] [38]

In 2018, she was honored by the National Women’s Hall of Fame. The same year, SUNY New Paltz established the Patricia Leavy Award for Art and Social Justice.[33][38] [39]

Books[change | change source]

In 2017, Leavy’s book, Research Design: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods, Arts-Based, and Community-Based Participatory Research Approaches was the third-place winner of the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards in the category nursing research.[40]

Leavy’s book Privilege Through the Looking-Glass won the USA Best Book Award in 2018 in the anthologies non-fiction category. The same year, Leavy’s Handbook of Arts-Based Research won the USA Best Book Award in the category education/academic.[41]

In 2018, Leavy’s book, Method Meets Art: Arts-Based Research Practice (Second Edition), received the American Educational Research Association Division D Measurement and Research Methodology Significant Contributions Award.[35]

In 2019, Leavy’s book, Spark received the Living Now Book Award for Adventure Fiction. The book also received the American Fiction Award for Inspirational Fiction the same year.[42]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Post, The Creativity (2020-05-13). "The Creativity Post". The Creativity Post. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
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  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Leavy, Patricia (2014). The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-981175-5.
  4. "Social Fictions Series". brill. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  5. Watson, Ashleigh (2016-12-01). "Directions for Public Sociology: Novel Writing as a Creative Approach". Cultural Sociology. 10 (4): 431–447. doi:10.1177/1749975516639081. ISSN 1749-9755.
  6. Leavy, Patricia (2019-11-22). "Fiction, Feminism, and Qualitative Research: An Interview with Dr. Patricia Leavy". The Qualitative Report. 24 (11): 2929–2933. ISSN 1052-0147.
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  11. "Literary Sociology: An Interview with Dr. Patricia Leavy about 'Spark'". The Sociological Review. 2019-07-10. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  12. "Patricia Leavy on Her Highly-Anticipated Novel, Film". We Are the Real Deal. 2019-11-10. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
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  14. Leavy, Patricia (2020-03-05). Candy Floss Collection: 3 novels. Brill Sense. ISBN 978-90-04-42827-0.
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  29. "John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series welcomes Patricia Leavy | Penn State University". news.psu.edu. Retrieved 2020-06-01.
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  39. "Maine author embeds 'arts-based research' in fiction novels, wins creativity award". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  40. "Book of the Year Awards 2017". AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118 (1): 68–71. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000529713.70472.c6. ISSN 0002-936X.
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