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Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Nancy Scheper-Hughes is professor emerita of anthropology at UC Berkeley. She is the author of several controversial and award-winning books, including Death Without Weeping: the Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil (UC Press), Saints, Scholars and Schizophrenics: Mental Illness in Ireland ( UC Press, in three editions), Commodifying Bodies (UK Sage) with Loic Wacquant, Violence in War and Peace (Wiley-Blackwell) with Philippe Bourgois, and, most recently, Violence in the Urban Margins (Oxford University Press), with P. Bourgois and J. Auyero.

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The pontiff still hasn't commented on Ireland's abortion referendum. That could all change when he visits the country in August. 

Nancy Scheper-Hughes