Stephen Crocker is an alumnus of Brown University with a B.A. in Modern Culture and Media and A.M. in Documentary Production and Practice, he is working towards a Masters of Social Work from Boston University (expected 2025). As a social worker, a filmmaker and a person in long-term recovery for over 20 years, Stephen is grateful for the opportunity to unite his personal interests and professional skills in a project that explores the lived experience of the people most affected by Portugal’s groundbreaking drug and harm reduction policies: people who use drugs, people in recovery, people who work in harm reduction and their families. Stephen, his wife, and their two-year-old daughter are excited to arrive in Lisbon in spring of 2025.


US Student Program – Fulbright / FLAD Open Study/Research Award

Education: MSW – Master’s of Social Work, Boston University (expected 2025); MA in Integrative Studies, Brown University (2019); BA in Modern Culture and Media, Brown University (2006)

Field of Study: Social Work

Project Title: “Living Hope: Sharing Stories of Portugal’s Drug Policy & Harm Reduction Efforts”

Host Institution, Location: ISCTE – Intituto Universitário de Lisboa, Center for Research in Anthropology (CRIA), Lisbon

Grant Duration, Starting Date (month): 8 months, starting in April 2025