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Charles DerberIn a profile of his co-authored book, Bully Nation, Sociology Professor Charles Derber argues that Donald Trump is a product of a national, institutionalized bully culture.

Shawn McGuffeyAssociate Professor Shawn McGuffey's article "Rape and Racial Appraisals: Culture, Intersectionality and Black Women’s Accounts of Sexual Assault" won two awards. It received the Kimberlé Crenshaw Outstanding Article Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and is also the co-recipient of the Distinguished Article Award from the Race, Gender, and Class section of the American Sociological Association. 

Juliet SchorProfessor Juliet Schor was a guest on the Diane Rehm Show, on a segment entitled The Lure of Minimalism. (She enters the discussion at about the 13:30 mark.)

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

Our Common Home: An Ethical Summons On Climate Change

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.