Professor of Sociology Sara Moorman has won the Matilda White Riley award. Her research centers on how relationships with family and friends shape older persons' physical health and psychological well-being.
Sociology Professor Shawn McGuffey's article “Rape and Racial Appraisals: Culture, Intersectionality and Black Women’s Accounts of Sexual Assault” has received the 2016 Kimberle Crenshaw Outstanding Article Award. The article was published in the Du Bois Review.
Professor McGuffey posted personal reflections on the Orlando tragedy on Irreverin: They Want Us Dead: Hate and the Multiply-Marginalized Community.
"The Dark Ages," an evocative poem by Associate Professor of English James Najarian, has received the Frost Farm Prize for metrical poetry. He will be a featured reader at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, NH, on June 17, kicking off its annual poetry conference. BC News
Recent books by Arts & Sciences faculty members
Professor of History Patrick Maney, author of Bill Clinton: New Gilded Age President, looks ahead at how the former president might handle a new—and unprecedented—role. Daily Telegraph (U.K.)
Assistant Professor of Political Science Peter Krause discussed homophobia and ISIS in relation to the shooting in Orlando on NECN "The Take" (segment begins at 4:38).
Boston College has been elevated to an 'R1' institution—a designation assigned by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education to doctoral universities with the highest levels of research activity. BC News