History professor Louise Edwards-Simpson, left, collaborated with Sister Amata Miller to create the St. Catherine University Voices of Homelessness Oral History Project. Photo courtesy of Kris Berggren, Global Sisters Report.
Assistant history professor Louise Edwards-Simpson was featured in a Global Sister Report article by Kris Berggren, "History Professor Takes on Homelessness on Campus." With the help of Sister Amata Miller, the two collaborated to create the St. Catherine University Voices of Homelessness Oral History Project. They envisioned the project as an ethical, safe space to research first-hand experiences of homelessness in the St. Kate's community.
Edwards-Simpson is an assistant professor of history at St. Kate's. Her teaching and research interests include analyzing how issues of gender, race, social class and geographic region play out in American history.
"I want to use this project to change the way people understand the issue of homelessness. People with housing insecurity aren't all panhandlers or in shelters. Any of these lovely young women, these students on our campus, could be experiencing housing insecurity."
— Louise Edwards-Simpson, Kris Berggren's "History Professor Takes on Homelessness on Campus"