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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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American identity

Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker whose work centers on the changing American identity, will speak on March 1 at 6 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Vargas is the founder of Define American, a non-profit media … Continue reading

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Book review: Leaving Russia

In a book review for Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story, Boston Bibliophile calls Professor of Russian, English and Jewish Studies Maxim Shrayer‘s memoir “a searing portrait both of Soviet life as the Soviet Union was on the verge of collapse and the very … Continue reading

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A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka

Alumnus Lev Golinkin will discuss his memoir, A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka, at BC on January 27 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100.  Golinkin came to the US as a child refugee from the … Continue reading

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Waiting for America in Italian

Two chapters from BC Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer‘s memoir of emigration, Waiting for America, have appeared in Italian translation in a special issue of the Italian magazine eSamizdat. In Waiting for America, Shrayer writes of … Continue reading

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Immigrant life

The Center for Human Rights and International Justice (CHRIJ) is hosting a book launch on Nov. 16 to mark the publication of two books exploring different facets of the life of the immigrant in the US and in the Boston … Continue reading

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