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Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher,
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– Plato

Department News

Contentious Immigration and Health Care Issues at Heart of Timely New Book

Professor Patricia Illingworth and Professor Wendy Parmet, director of NUSL’s Center for Health Policy and Law, are the co-authors of a new book, The Health of Newcomers: Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity. Parmet and Illingworth demonstrate how shortsighted it is to craft health policy on the basis of ethnocentrism and xenophobia.

Professor Bucar Quoted in an Article about Saudi Male Guardianship in the Christian Science Monitor

Professor Elizabeth Bucar was quoted by Gretel Kauffman in a recently published article about Saudi male guardianship in the Christian Science Monitor. Follow the link below to read the article: “Saudi women petition to end male guardianship laws”

Professor Sheila Winborne to Participate in a Wabash Center Peer Mentoring Cluster, A Project Made Possible By A Grant Funded by Lilly Endowment Inc.

Professor Sheila Winborne along with Professor Mitzi Smith of Ashland Theological Seminary (grant director) and Professor Janice McLean-Farrell of City Seminary of New York will participate in a 2016 Peer Mentoring Cluster titled “African American Women Negotiating Academia with Self-Care”. The project is made possible by a grant from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and…
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03/01/2017

Prof. Illingworth’s Reception & Book Signing

Professor Patricia Illingworth and Professor Wendy Parmet, director of NUSL’s Center for Health Policy and Law, are the co-authors of a new book, The Health of Newcomers: Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity, published by NYU Press. In The Health of Newcomers, Parmet and Illingworth demonstrate how shortsighted and dangerous it is to…
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05/08/2017

Chanting the Word of God: Cantillation in the World’s Religious Traditions

On May 8, 2017 Northeastern University will host a day-long symposium on cantillation, the ancient practice of chanting sacred scripture, as practiced in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Scholars, practitioners and students from the three faith traditions will come together for sessions that will address theoretical and performance issues that all (or many) have in common….
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Department Spotlights

Aarambh Pradhan

Poultry Workers Justice Campaign Project

This student video highlights the brutal conditions that American poultry workers face each day. The video also concentrates on the particularly harsh position that minorities and immigrants face within the industry. The project aims to deliver concrete arguments through first-hand accounts of worker's rights in the industry with interviews from Mary Babic, Oxfam US Senior Communications Officer, Leah Varsano, Oxfam Research Fellow, and former and current workers in the poultry industry.

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