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date: 17 September 2019

(p. xiii) About the Editor

(p. xiii) About the Editor

Patricia Leavy

Patricia Leavy is an independent scholar, novelist, and public speaker (formerly associate professor of sociology, founding director of gender studies, and chairperson of sociology and criminology at Stonehill College). She earned her PhD in sociology at Boston College. She has published thirteen nonfiction books, including the best-seller Method Meets Art: Arts-Based Research Practice, Essentials of Transdisciplinary Research: Using Problem-Centered Methodologies, Fiction as Research Practice, and Oral History: Understanding Qualitative Research. She has also published two novels, American Circumstance and Sense Publisher’s top-selling title, Low-Fat Love. She is the editor for four book series with Oxford University Press and Sense Publishers. Frequently called on by the media, she has appeared on national television and radio, is regularly quoted by the news media, publishes op-eds, and is a blogger for The Huffington Post. She frequently makes presentations and keynote addresses at universities, as well as at national and international conferences. The New England Sociological Association named her the “2010 New England Sociologist of the Year,” and she has been nominated for a lifetime achievement award by the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry and a Special Achievement award by the American Creativity Association. For more information, please visit www.patricialeavy.com. (p. xiv)