Category Archives: Boston College Authors

Andy Hargreaves memoir

When you are an educator, even your memoir provides lessons. Moving: A Memoir of Education and Social Mobility (Solution Tree, 2020) follows internationally renowned educational policy expert and author Andy Hargreaves from his early days in 1950s Northern England to … Continue reading

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Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Education

A successful initiative from the Boston College Roche Center for Catholic Education provides the basis for a new book co-edited by Lynch School of Education and Human Development Associate Professor Martin Scanlan, Cristina Hunter, assistant program director for the Lynch … Continue reading

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Jesuit Kaddish

Kraft Family Professor of Philosophy James Bernauer, S.J., takes a critical look at the Jesuit order in his new book Jesuit Kaddish: Jesuits, Jews, and Holocaust Remembrance (Notre Dame Press, 2020). According to the publisher, Jesuit Kaddish “is a long … Continue reading

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In the School of Ignatius

A major dimension of Jesuit and Ignatian spirituality is the spirituality of docta pietas (learned devotion) or of a “teaching that is holy, devout, righteous, revelatory.” For centuries this spirituality’s great legislative expression within the Society of Jesus has been … Continue reading

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Veiled Origins

In her new book, Hebrew Psalms and the Utrecht Psalter: Veiled Origins (Penn State University Press, 2020), BC Professor of Art History and Film Pamela Berger resolves outstanding issues surrounding the origins of the Utrecht Psalter, an influential ninth-century illuminated … Continue reading

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How the South Won the Civil War

In a provocative new book, Boston College Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson argues that while the North prevailed in the Civil War, the ideals of the Old South survived and thrived by establishing a foothold in the West. How … Continue reading

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Institutional review boards

Influential and sometimes controversial, institutional review boards are panels charged with protecting the rights of humans who participate in research studies ranging from biomedicine to social science. Boston College Professor of Sociology Sarah Babb takes a look at IRBs in … Continue reading

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Teacher education book honored

Reclaiming Accountability in Teacher Education (Teachers College Press, 2018), whose nine authors are all BC Lynch School of Education and Human Development faculty or alumni, was named this year’s Outstanding Book by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. … Continue reading

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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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