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New from Mike Lupica

In his latest book for tweens and teens, Strike Zone (Philomel Books, 2019), Mike Lupica tells the story of 12-year-old baseball prodigy Nick Garcia, the dreams he has about playing professional ball and worries he has for his sick sister … Continue reading

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A Russian Immigrant

The lives of immigrants are fueled by a combustible mix of success and alienation. In his new work, A Russian Immigrant: Three Novellas (Cherry Orchard Books, 2019),  Boston College Professor Maxim D. Shrayer captures those feelings in the story of … Continue reading

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Irish Studies book awards

At the annual meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies held this month at University College Cork, the following authors were among those honored. BC Professor of English Philip O’Leary was awarded the 2018 Michael J. Durkan Prize for Books on Language … Continue reading

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Book award for BC alumnus

Boston College alumnus Hidetaka Hirota has been honored with the First Book Award from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society for his book Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Immigration Policy (Oxford University Press). The award … Continue reading

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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 Drawing upon unpublished radio archives, this book shows that radio … Continue reading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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