Author Archives: Bookworm

A story of accompaniment

Liz Hauck and her dad Charlie Hauck—both Boston College graduates—had a plan to start a cooking program in a residential home for teenage boys in state care, which was run by the human services agency Charlie co-directed. But Charlie got … Continue reading

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Exploring anti-Asian hate

Historian Beth Lew-Williams will give a talk on her award-winning book The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America (Harvard University Press) on September 29 at 7 p.m. (ET). Her presentation will be in … Continue reading

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People on the move

The Center for Human Rights and International Justice will present a discussion with Rebecca Hamlin, author of the new book Crossing: How We Label and React to People on the Move (Stanford University Press), on September 21 at 4:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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Becoming Black

The Boston College McMullen Museum of Art presents Harvard University Professor Alejandro de la Fuente, who will give a virtual presentation on September 15 at 5:30 p.m. on his book, Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, … Continue reading

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Ignatian Christian Life

Ignatian Christian Life: A New Paradigm (2021), published by the Institute of Jesuit Sources, proposes a new model for the relationship between religion and culture, looking specifically at the Ignatian tradition and challenging the framework in which Ignatian scholars have … Continue reading

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Values, valuing, and evaluating

Much applied research takes place as if complex social problems—and evaluations of interventions to address them—can be dealt with in a purely technical way. In contrast, the groundbreaking book Evaluating and Valuing in Social Research (Guilford Press, 2021) offers an … Continue reading

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Reframing Marilynne Robinson’s fiction

The acclaimed novels of Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson—Housekeeping, Gilead, Home, Lila, and Jack—are explored in a new book by Boston College Professor of English Laura Tanner. The Elusive Everyday in the Fiction of Marilynne Robinson (Oxford University Press, 2021) … Continue reading

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Princess Diana

A new biography from children’s author, and Boston College alumna, Jenna Grodzicki, introduces young readers to Princess Diana. The Story of Princess Diana (Rockridge Press, 2021), traces the the life of the “People’s Princess” from her childhood to her joining … Continue reading

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Isabel Wilkerson

Author and journalist Isabel Wilkerson, the first woman of African American heritage to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism, will give a talk on her bestselling book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents (Random House, 2020), on September 8 at 7 … Continue reading

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Arrupe on the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Pedro Arrupe, S.J., who served as Superior General of the Society of Jesus from 1965 until 1983, frequently refers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in his personal letters and writings. These writings become something of a collection of love … Continue reading

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