Category Archives: Boston College Authors

A refugee’s story of coming to America

Abdi Nor Iftin survived a childhood in war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia, was threatened by terrorists, and spent years as a refugee in Kenya. He chronicled his journey from violence and trauma to freedom in the United States in his memoir, Call … Continue reading

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A historical look at a case of violence

A new book by Boston College Associate Professor of History Sylvia Sellers-García opens with a disturbing account of events that occurred one morning in Guatemala City in the summer of 1800. A surveyor and mapmaker opens his study window to … Continue reading

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Pilgrim shrines in France

In her book, historian Virginia Reinburg looks at pilgrim shrines—Sainte-Reine, Notre-Dame du Puy, Notre-Dame de Garaison, and Notre-Dame de Betharram—and the way they served as places of healing, holiness, and truth in early modern France. In Storied Places: Pilgrim Shrines, … Continue reading

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Ellen Winner

BC Professor Ellen Winner is the featured speaker in the Art, Art History, and Film Department’s lecture/discussion series, Currents, taking place Feb. 13 at 12:10 p.m. in Devlin Hall, Room 425. The series highlights local thinkers and makers. Winner directs … Continue reading

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1950s Korean cinema

South Korea in the 1950s was home to a burgeoning film culture. In Cold War Cosmopolitanism: Period Style in 1950s Korean Cinema (University of California Press, 2020) author Christina Klein offers a transnational cultural history of South Korean film style from … Continue reading

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Insights for new and aspiring school principals

In Navigating the Principalship: Key Insights for New and Aspiring School Leaders (ASCD, 2019), co-authors James P. Spillane and Rebecca Lowenhaupt examine how new principals adapt to the challenging role, set an instructional agenda, and build cooperation and collaboration. Their volume … Continue reading

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Poetry prize for Adair

Allison Adair, an associate professor of the practice in the English Department, has won the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, which honors the work of outstanding emerging poets. Her manuscript “The Clearing” was selected for its “wise, mineral-like poems.” The award … Continue reading

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