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Michael OmiMichael Omi, a sociologist from UC Berkeley, spoke about his groundbreaking work Racial Formation in the United States at an event organized by the School of Social Work and co-sponsered by the Sociology Department.  

Gustavo MorelloIn an interview with Faculty Publication Highlights, Associate Professor Gustavo Morello discusses his recently published book The Catholic Church and Argentina's Dirty War.

Juliet SchorIn an interview with The Atlantic, Professor Juliet Schor argues that the once-niche opposition to hyper-consumerism is becoming more mainstream.

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SocialEyes cover

SocialEyes is our undergraduate academic journal, run by the students themselves. Check out their latest issue, Spring 2015.

Our Common Home: An Ethical Summons On Climate Change

Sept. 28 - Oct. 1

Cardinal TurksonVideos are now available for BC’s ILA-sponsored four-day conference exploring the implications of Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment and climate change. Papal advisor Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson (pictured above) was a featured speaker, along with U.S. Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey, White House Office of Science and Technology Director John Holdren, and several others. The Boston College Chronicle describes the event in more detail. Associate Sociology Professor Brian Gareau was a co-lead faculty member of the conference, which was timed to immediately follow Pope Francis's September 23-27 visit to Washington, New York and Philadelphia.