REVIVAL/50: Leo Hwang
REVIVAL/50 is a year-long digital performance series celebrating Augusta Savage Gallery's 50th Anniversary
YouTube premiere Friday, November 13, 2020 4:00 p.m. ET
Online Friday, November 13 through Thursday November 19, 2020
Reading poetry from a work in progress entitled The Shaman Diaspora, Dr. Leo Hwang wears many hats. He is Greenfield Community College’s Dean of Humanities, Engineering, Math, and Science, but also a guitarist and bassist in several local bands. His writing has appeared in The Handbook of Diverse Economies, Human Being & Literature, The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism, Route Nine, Rethinking Marxism, and other publications.
Dr. Leo L. Hwang is currently the Dean of Humanities, Engineering, Math, and Science at Greenfield Community College. He also coordinates the college’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives; the college’s innovation initiatives; and is co-chair of the college’s Diversity Committee. Dr. Hwang is particularly interested in using asset based community development as a model for enhancing how we engage in diversity, equity, and inclusion work. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts in Geosciences with a focus on utilizing participatory action research to better understand the diverse community economies of artists and artisans in Franklin County, an M.F.A. in fiction writing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and his B.A. in English and Fine Arts from the University of the South. His work has appeared in The Handbook of Diverse Economies, Human Being & Literature, The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism, Route Nine, Rethinking Marxism, Solidarity Economy I: Building Alternatives for People and Planet, Meat for Tea, The Massachusetts Review, Glimmer Train Stories, Rivendell, Fiction, Gulf Coast and other journals and publications. He has taught at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Mount Holyoke College; Greenfield Community College; and Westfield State University. Dr. Hwang also plays guitar and bass in several local bands. Leo will read poetry from a work in progress, The Shaman Diaspora.