Category Archives: Guest Authors

Dina Nayeri on the refugee experience

Dina Nayeri will give a reading from her acclaimed book, The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You (‚ÄéCatapult, 2019), on October 20 at 7 p.m. (ET). Her presentation will be in webinar format followed by a moderated discussion and … 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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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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So You Want to Talk about Race

Ijeoma Oluo, author of bestseller So You Want to Talk about Race (Seal Press/Hachette Group, 2018), will give a presentation on her book on March 24 at 7 p.m. as part of the virtual Boston College Lowell Humanities series. Oluo’s … Continue reading

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Memory, history, race, and the American landscape

Educator and Earth historian Lauret Savoy will give a presentation on her book Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape on March 17 at 7 p.m. The virtual Lowell Humanities Series event will include a moderated discussion and audience … Continue reading

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Fiction Days presents Min Jin Lee

Min Jin Lee, author of the bestseller Pachinko (Grand Central Publishing, 2017), will give a lecture and read from her novel in a virtual event on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. Her reading will be followed by a moderated discussion … Continue reading

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White House whistleblower

Miles Taylor, whose 2018 anonymous opinion piece in The New York Times provided insight into the chaos and instability in President Trump’s administration as well as the efforts of some insiders to work against the president’s alleged recklessness, will present “Why … Continue reading

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Gasson Lecture on Karl Jaspers

Boston College Gasson Professor Giovanni Pietro Basile, S.J., will present the Gasson Lecture on “Karl Jaspers: Philosophy of Existence as Event and Philosophia Perennis” on February 10 at 4:00 p.m Eastern Time. Professor Basile earned a doctorate in philosophy at … Continue reading

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