Category Archives: Guest Authors

Ada Limón

Ada Limón will give a reading from her acclaimed poetry collection, The Carrying, on April 20 at 7:00 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. The Carrying won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry and was named one of … Continue reading

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After Genocide

How can any population move on from the experience of genocide? How can such events be memorialized in a way that is productive and even healing for survivors? The Center for Human Rights and International Justice will host a talk … Continue reading

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Kevin Barry

Award-winning writer Kevin Barry will give a lecture on the influence of place, dialect, and hauntedness in his fiction on April 6 at 7:00 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Barry is the author of the novels City of Bohane, Beatlebone, and Night … Continue reading

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Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code 

Ruha Benjamin, professor of African American Studies and founding director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab at Princeton University, investigates the social dimensions of science, medicine, and technology with a focus on the relationship between innovation and inequity, … Continue reading

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Claudia Rankine @ BC

During a two-day residency at Boston College, award-winning poet Claudia Rankine, one of America’s premier thinkers on race and interiority, met with students and faculty and shared an intimate look at the experience of racism. She read from her book, … Continue reading

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Roots of Central American migration

Salem State University Professor of History Avi Chomsky will present from her recent book, Central America’s Forgotten History: Revolution, Violence, and the Roots of Migration (Beacon Press, 2021), at a Boston College event on March 17 at 12 noon in … Continue reading

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Poet Claudia Rankine

The Lowell Humanities Series presents award-winning poet Claudia Rankine who will give a reading from her poetry collection Citizen: An American Lyric, followed by an audience Q&A, at a webinar on Mar. 2 at 7.p.m. Citizen: An American Lyric recounts … Continue reading

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Policing the American city

Rosa Brooks, the Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and Policy at Georgetown University Law Center and founder of Georgetown’s Innovative Policing Program, will deliver the Winston Center’s Chambers Lecture on March 1 at 6 p.m. in Gasson 100. Brooks … Continue reading

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Saslow on white nationalism

Eli Saslow, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with The Washington Post, will give a lecture on his book, Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist, on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. His presentation will be in webinar … Continue reading

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China, Russia, and the U.S.

Sarah Paine, the William S. Sims University Professor of History and Grand Strategy at the U.S. Naval War College, will deliver a lecture on Feb. 16 about the different security paradigms followed by continental and maritime powers as it applies … Continue reading

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