Patricia Leavy

Patricia Leavy, Ph.D. is a bestselling author with a background in sociology. She was formerly Associate Professor of Sociology, Chair of Sociology and Criminology, and Founding Director of Gender Studies at Stonehill College in Massachusetts before leaving academia to write full time. She has published over twenty-five books, selling over one million copies worldwide, earning commercial and critical success in both nonfiction and fiction including earning numerous bestseller and instant bestseller certifications, and her work has been translated into many languages. She is also series creator and editor for ten book series with Oxford University Press, Guilford Press, and Brill-Sense, including the ground-breaking Social Fictions series. She is also cofounder and co-editor-in-chief of Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal. A vocal advocate of public scholarship, she has published hundreds of blogs and op-eds, is frequently called on by the US national news media, and more than one hundred media profile and interview pieces have been written about her pioneering work. She has received numerous accolades for her books. Recently, her novel Spark won numerous awards including the American Fiction Award for Inspirational Fiction and the Living Now Book Award for Adventure Fiction. She has also received career awards from the New England Sociological Association, the American Creativity Association, the American Educational Research Association, the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, and the National Art Education Association. In 2016 Mogul, a global women’s empowerment network, named her an “Influencer.” In 2018, she was honored by the National Women’s Hall of Fame and SUNY-New Paltz established the “Patricia Leavy Award for Art and Social Justice.” She has residences in Maine and Massachusetts where she lives with her husband, daughter (when she’s not away at college), and her dog.

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