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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Fifth Annual Albert Morris Lecture in Sociology

5:00 pm on Thursday, April 11, 2013
7:00 pm on Thursday, April 11, 2013
9th Floor Colloquium Room, BU Photonics, 8 St. Mary's Street, Boston, MA
The Department of Sociology at Boston University is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Albert Morris Lecture in Sociology. This year’s speaker is Mitchell Duneier, a Professor of Sociology at Princeton University and regular Visiting Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Professor Duneier earned his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1992. His first book, “Slim’s Table: Race, Respectability, and Masculinity” won the 1994 American Sociological Association’s award for Distinguished Scholarly Publication. He is also the author of “Sidewalk” (1999), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the C. Wright Mills Award. He served on the original advisory board for National Public Radio’s ”This American Life.” Professor Duneier will present “The Forgotten Ghetto.”