Over the past year, BC Social Work faculty have lent a passionate voice to coverage of many of the nation’s biggest stories, from the racial tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, to the Pope’s encyclical on the environment. We’ve been featured on national television and radio, written Op-Eds for major international publications, and been cited in newspapers and magazines across the globe. Below are just a few of the impactful stories and media outlets where BC Social Work has provided commentary.
Following Barack Obama’s announcement that he would use executive authority on immigration policy, Associate Professor Westy Egmont went on CNN to discuss what the order meant for the five million immigrants affected by the president’s decision.
Writing for the London School of Economics’ Impact blog, Associate Dean of Research David Takeuchi delineated his argument against the US Congress’ proposed FIRST Act that would limit funding to social science research. Takeuchi also penned an Op-Ed for the Boston Globe on the subject.
In an opinion piece for top Washington politics paper The Hill, Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing outlined “five is to keep poverty on the agenda” during the impending 2016 presidential election.
El Pais, Spain’s most read daily newspaper, was one of several publications on three continents to highlight Assistant Professor Rocío Calvo’s work on the Resilience in Survivors of Katrina (RISK) Project, an initiative led by noted Harvard sociologist Mary Waters.
Dean Alberto Godenzi proposed a suggestion for how the National Football League (NFL) could take an “unequivocal stance on domestic violence,” in an Op-Ed for the Boston Globe.