Category Archives: Boston College Authors

Lessons from Aristophanes

Behrakis Professor in Hellenic Political Studies Robert C. Bartlett presents new translations of Aristophanes’ most overtly political works in the new publication, Against Demagogues: What Aristophanes Can Teach Us about the Perils of Populism and the Fate of Democracy, New Translations … Continue reading

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Images in Plato’s Republic

Boston College Philosophy Professor Marina Berzins McCoy writes on the important role images play in Plato’s philosophical argumentation in her new book Image and Argument in Plato’s Republic (SUNY Press, 2020). McCoy argues that “Plato’s use of images is pervasive … Continue reading

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Student author Louise Faitar

Louise Faitar, a sophomore majoring in neuroscience in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, also is a published author. Her novel, The Evanescence of Fog, is a satirical science fiction/fantasy story that is a comedic yet profound exploration of … Continue reading

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Refugees and higher education

In Refugees and Higher Education: Trans-national Perspectives on Access, Equity, and Internationalization, contributors representing a variety of fields—from educational leadership and curriculum development to social work and higher education—offer a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary overview of refugee education issues around the world. … Continue reading

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The promise of the sharing economy

When the “sharing economy” launched a decade ago, proponents claimed that it would transform the experience of work—giving earners flexibility, autonomy, and a decent income. But this novel form of work soon sprouted a dark side: exploited ride-share drivers, neighborhoods … Continue reading

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes is one of the most influential–and controversial–figures in American law. As a Supreme Court Justice, he wrote foundational opinions about such important constitutional issues as freedom of speech and the limits of state regulatory power. As a … Continue reading

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What the Emperor Built

One of the most famous rulers in Chinese history, the Yongle emperor gained renown for constructing Beijing’s magnificent Forbidden City. In her new book What the Emperor Built: Architecture and Empire in the Early Ming (University of Washington Press, 2020), … Continue reading

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Abdi’s memoir adapted for young adults

A young adult version of Woods College of Advancing Studies student Abdi Nor Iftin’s memoir has been published. Call Me American: The Extraordinary True Story of a Young Somali Immigrant (Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House, 2020) tells the story of Iftin’s … Continue reading

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Teaching dual language learners

As the number of dual language learners (DLLs) in early childhood settings continues to rise, educators need to know how to teach, engage, and assess children from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. In Teaching Dual Language Learners: What Early Childhood … Continue reading

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New edition of Saint Ignatius’s memoirs

At the urging of the early Jesuits, Saint Ignatius of Loyola recounted the story of his spiritual conversion while recuperating from a battle wound to the founding of the religious order, the Society of Jesus. It’s an autobiography that would … Continue reading

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