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Juliet SchorProf. Juliet Schor will speak on "Uber-fication: Digital Platforms and the Future of Work" at an interdisciplinary conference on the Future of Work in the Age of Automation.

Gustavo MorelloProf. Gustavo Morello, S.J., led a talk at Oxford University on Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’ between government forces and left-wing guerillas. Morello's book, The Catholic Church and Argentina's Dirty War, examines this conflict.

Christopher YuSociology major Christopher Yu, a Gabelli Presidential Scholar, delivered a presentation at BC’s annual Advancing Research and Scholarship Day. His work focused on the environmental conditions of manufacturing workers in China.

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SocialEyes

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SocialEyes is our undergraduate academic journal, run by the students themselves. Check out their latest issue, Spring 2016.

Featured Co-Authors

Sociology undergrad alumnus Conner Fitzmaurice and Professor Brian Gareau recently published Organic Futures: Struggling for Sustainability on the Small Farm (Yale University Press, 2016), based on Fitzmaurice’s McCarthy Prize winning undergraduate research. Gareau, his advisor on the thesis, encouraged him to expand the work after graduation.

Prof Brian Gareau and undergrad alumnus Connor Fitzmaurice

The book measures the trajectory of the “locally grown” food movement through the 20th century, noting its struggles against industrial agriculture and fast food as well as its current emergence in mainstream markets. The writing also describes the unique farming systems of year-round New England farmers, expanding the contemporary geographic landscape of agricultural research.