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Welcome Additions


By Michael Maloney | Special to The Chronicle

Published: Oct. 18, 2012

Assistant Professor of Law Kari Hong is a graduate of Swarthmore College and earned her JD from Columbia Law School, where she was an editor for the Columbia Law Review.  Hong won the Samuel I. Rosenman Prize for academic excellence in public law courses and for outstanding qualities of citizenship and leadership.  She has prepared for 90 actions in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and has previously taught at the University of San Francisco School of Law as an adjunct professor focusing on legal history of marriage and divorce.



The scholarly interests of Assistant Professor of History Zachary Matus include the intellectual and cultural history of Europe during the High and Late Middle Ages.  He is particularly concerned with intersections between religious, magical, and scientific activities. His book project examines how various members of the Franciscan Order justified alchemical practice as a quintessentially Christian endeavor in spite of increasing ecclesiastical suspicion that alchemy was either fraudulent or demonically inspired.  A graduate of Harvard University, Matus is a former Fulbright Scholar.



Assistant Professor of Classical Studies Brigitte Libby earned her PhD from Princeton University and her bachelor’s degree from Columbia College.  Her teaching and research interests are in Latin literature, particularly in narrative strategies, lies and fiction, literary representations of history, and uses of Greek myth at Rome. She has recently been published in the American Journal of Philology and Classical Quarterly.


Welcome Additions, an occasional feature, profiles new faculty members at Boston College.
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