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A conversation about race and immigration in America

Wall Street Journal columnist and Fox News commentator Jason Riley will present “A conversation about race and immigration in America” on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in the Yawkey Center, Murray Room. A senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Riley … Continue reading

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New books from BC alumni

BC alumna Emily Bloom has published The Wireless Past: Anglo-Irish Writers and the BBC, 1931-1968 (Oxford University Press, 2017), the first book-length study of Irish literary broadcasting on the BBC. Drawing upon unpublished radio archives, this book shows that radio … Continue reading

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Author/journalist Nicholas Gage

Influential Greek American writer Nicholas Gage will give a talk titled “A Writer’s Odyssey” on Apr. 3 at 6 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 306. His acclaimed memoir, Eleni, describes life in Greece during the civil war and the execution of … Continue reading

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Sanctuary and asylum

Author Linda Rabben will present a talk based on her book Sanctuary & Asylum: A Social and Political History on Mar. 2 at noon in Devlin 026. Rabben, an anthropologist, offers a long history of the practice of sanctuary―giving refuge to the threatened, … Continue reading

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Immigration control has a long history

Historian Hidetaka Hirota, a Boston College alumnus, has published Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Immigration Policy (Oxford University Press, December 2016), a groundbreaking work that fundamentally revises the history of American immigration policy. … Continue reading

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War on immigrants

Sociologist Mary C. Waters will present “The War on Crime and the War on Immigrants: Racial and Legal Exclusion in the 21st Century United States” on Nov. 17 at noon in Barat House. Waters is the M.E. Zukerman professor of sociology at … Continue reading

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Undocumented and coming of age in America

Roberto Gonzales, author of Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America, will give a lecture as part of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice’s conversation series “After Obama: What is the future of our ‘Nation of … Continue reading

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