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Fordham Faculty Share Inspiration for Research


It’s a question that academics get asked over and over: What do you research?

Six Fordham professors recently took that question and answered it in video form. Working with Fordham’s OpEd Public Voices project, they recorded themselves talking about the spark that lit the proverbial flames fanning their research and submitted them to the Huffington Posts’ “The Moment I Knew” series.

The feature is a collection of user-submitted videos where readers tell the stories of life-changing moments they have experienced. And while we’d love to explain how say, Peggy Andover, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, discovered her passion for studying non-suicidal self injury, or why Christina Greer, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science decided to write a book about black ethnic identity, perhaps it’d be best if we let them do the talking.

For their stories and those of Kristen Swinth, Ph.D., associate professor of history, Daniella Jopp, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, Oneka LaBennett, Ph.D., assistant professor of African and African American studies and women’s studies, and Susan Greenfield, Ph.D., associate professor of English, check out the “The Moment I Knew.”

—Patrick Verel


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