The Brief & Brilliant session aims to translate social work research in order to engage a broad audience and emphasize the public relevance of this work. The goal is to emphasize the main conclusions of a scholar’s work (or the work of others in their area) rather than the methodological details behind it.  The Brief & Brilliant session is a TedX-style event held annually at the SSWR conference that showcases social work scholarly talent.

To watch the videos of the Brief and Brilliant talks, see links below.

2021 Brief and Brilliant
2020 Brief and Brilliant
2019 Brief and Brillant
2018 Brief and Brillant
2017 Brief and Brilliant

SSWR 2021 Conference (watch playlist)

  • Brief and Brilliant Session –  Reconceptualizing Historical Trauma Theory for Social Work Research and Practice, Chelsea Allen
  • Brief and Brilliant Session –  There Are Never Only Two Options (a.k.a. F*ck The Binary), Jama Shelton
  • Brief and Brilliant Session –  Black Womens’ Mental Health & Liberation Matters!, Lani Jones
  • Brief and Brilliant Session –  Is Universal Basic Income the Solution to America’s Crumbling Safety Net?, Leah Hamilton
  • Brief and Brilliant Session –  Reinventing Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Marginalized Populations, Liliane Windsor

SSWR 2020 Conference (watch playlist)

  • Brief and Brilliant Session – Beyond the Border: Health and Well-Being in Young, Latinx, U.S. Citizen Children, Esther Calzada
  • Brief and Brilliant Session – Racial & Economic Bias in the Era of Interactive Technologies: Reducing Human Control or Enhancing Societal Capabilities, Judy Krysik
  • Brief and Brilliant Session – A Radically New Understanding American Poverty and Inequality, Mark Rank
  • Brief and Brilliant Session – Invisible Visits: How Race and Gender Affect Healthcare, Tina Sacks
  • Brief and Brilliant Session – (RE)Imaging Trauma Recovery: Black Youth Redefining Collective Healing Through Social Action for Racial Equity, Anna Ortega-Williams
  • Brief and Brilliant Session – Confronting Whiteness in Schools of Social Work, William Frey

SSWR 2019 Conference (watch playlist)

  • Brief and Brilliant Session – Introduction by Kimberly Bender
  • Brief and Brilliant Session – Anita Barbee
  • Brief and Brilliant Session – Kristie Seelman
  • Brief and Brilliant Session – Henrika McCoy
  • Brief and Brilliant Session – Mieko Yoshihama

SSWR 2018 Conference (watch playlist)

  • Brief and Brilliant Session – Introduction by Kimberly Bender
  • Brief and Brilliant Session – Nalini Negi
  • Brief and Brilliant Session – John Wallace
  • Brief and Brilliant Session – Daphne Watkins
  • Brief and Brilliant Session – Ruth McRoy

SSWR 2017 Conference (watch playlist)

  • Brief and Brilliant Session – Jennifer Bellamy
  • Brief and Brilliant Session – Tanya Sharpe
  • Brief and Brilliant Session – Jeremy Goldbach
  • Brief and Brilliant Session – Laina Bay Cheng
  • Brief and Brilliant Session – Kimberly Bender

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