March 16, 2006 • Volume 14 Number 13


Assoc. Prof. Catherine Cornille (Theology)
PhD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Netherlands
Fields of Interest: Theology of religions, interreligious dialogue, Asian religions, religion and gender Courses: The Religious Quest (Christianity and Hinduism); Women in World Religions; History and Methods in the Comparative Study of Religions.

Cornille is no stranger to classrooms at Boston College, having taught here and at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology on a part-time basis in 2001-02 and from 2003-05. She served as a senior research fellow in the University's Jesuit Institute in 2002-03.

She has also lectured at the College of the Holy Cross and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in the Netherlands; served as a visiting research fellow at King's College, University of London; was a teaching assistant while completing her master's degree at the University of Hawaii; and has held guest lectureships at universities throughout the world.

Cornille is the founding editor-in-chief of "Christian Readings of Non-Christian Sacred Texts," a theological study series. She is currently preparing a book for publication, tentatively titled Doctrine and Dialogue. Christianity and the Conditions for the Possibility of Interreligious Dialogue.

Asst. Prof. C. Shawn McGuffey (Sociology)
PhD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Fields of Interest: Childhood, family, race, class and gender; social psychology.
Courses: Race, Class and Gender; Introduction to African-American Society.

McGuffey brings to Boston College a host of research and teaching talents on topics that generate widespread interest in sociological circles: gender, race and family.

He is the author and co-author of two publications on the subject, Engendering Trauma: Race, Class and Gender Reaffirmation after Child Sexual Abuse (2005), and Playing in the Gender Transgression Zone: Race, Class and Hegemonic Masculinity in Middle Childhood (with B. Lindsay Rich, 1999). McGuffey is also preparing four new manuscripts for future publication.

McGuffey twice won awards for teaching excellence at the University of Massachusetts, earned first place in the Anthropologist and Sociologist of Kentucky Undergraduate Paper Competition in both 1996 and 1997, and was named Transylvania Scholar at Transylvania University in 1997.

-Reid Oslin

"Welcome Additions," an occasional feature, profiles new faculty members at Boston College. This is the final installment of the 2005-06 academic year.

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