Hugo Kamya, M.S.W., M.Div., Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
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Hugo Kamya earned his M.S.W. from Boston College and Ph.D. from Boston University. Since 2006, he has been a professor at Simmons University where he teaches research, clinical practice and trauma, family therapy, spirituality, group work, narrative practice and working with complex and diverse populations. He combines an interest in social work, psychology and theology. His research interests include qualitative research with immigrant and refugee populations, people affected by HIV/AIDS and youth involved in transactional sex. He collaborates in Caring Across Communities, a project of community-based services for refugees and immigrants that examines social, cultural, and human capital toward family functioning and well-being. He is the American Family Therapy Academy recipient for the 2003 Distinguished Contribution to Social and Economic Justice Award. Kamya is a Fulbright recipient, accepted into the Fulbright Specialist Roster Program in 2014-2019 and 2022-2025. Kamya is a founding member of the Boston Institute for Culturally Affirming Practices (BICAP).