- Assistant Vice President
- Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives
- Instructor, Comparative American Studies
- PhD, American culture studies, Bowling Green State University, 2013
- MA, college student personnel, Bowling Green State University, 1999
- women’s studies certificate program
Adrian Bautista serves as assistant vice president (AVP) of student life. As AVP, Bautista provides leadership and strategic planning for the Division of Student Life, collaborating with key campus stakeholders to enhance the Oberlin residential experience, ensuring that it is conducive to overall student success.
The AVP has several direct reporting lines, including Residential Education, Student Conduct and Community Standards, and the Edmonia Lewis Center for Women and Transgender People. Bautista also coordinates programs that facilitate the success of traditionally underrepresented student populations, serving as the college’s Posse Program Liaison and administrator of the Endowed Emergency and Support Funds.
Previously, Bautista has served as a class dean, director of the Bonner Scholars Program, and Latinx Community Coordinator in the Multicultural Resource Center.
Bautista is an instructor in the Comparative American Studies Program, teaching CAST 335 Latinx Oral History.
Adrian Bautista Participates on PanelJuly 7, 2019
Adrian Bautista, assistant vice president and senior associate dean for strategic initiatives, recently participated on a panel titled "Recovering the History of the Latinx Catholic Midwest" at the Fifth Annual Midwestern History Association Conference. Bautista joined Deborah Kanter, chair and John S. Ludington Endowed Professor of History at Albion College. Kanter is the parent of León Pescador '18 and author of the forthcoming Chicago Católico: Making Catholic Parishes Mexican (University of Illinois Press).
Bautista, Fraser, and Kerchner Present at ConferenceOctober 23, 2018
Three faculty members presented "Transformative Imaginations: Decarceration and Liberatory Futures" at the October 2018 Imagining America National Conference in Chicago. The faculty were: Jody Kerchner, professor of music education, director in the division of pedagogy, advocacy, and community engagement, and community-based learning/research faculty fellow; Jennifer Fraser, associate professor of ethnomusicology and anthropology; Adrian Bautista, comparative american studies and senior associate dean for strategic initiatives.
Adrian Bautista Publishes in Journal of African American StudiesOctober 6, 2017Adrian Bautista, assistant vice president and lecturer in comparative American studies, was recently published in the Journal of African American Studies: Special Issue on Prince. The special issue places Prince, who passed away in April 2016, at the center of analysis and represents a first effort by an academic journal to explore, examine, and probe Prince in unparalleled fashion. Bautista's article, "A Flâneur in the Erotic City: Prince and the Urban Imaginary," explores key concepts of the flâneur literary figure in relationship to Prince’s artistic production.
Bautista, Perez, Reyes Receive GrantApril 21, 2017
Adrian Bautista, assistant vice president of student life and instructor, Gina Perez, professor of comparative American studies, and Julio Reyes, Multicultural Resource Center assistant director and Latinx community coordinator, were recently awarded a grant from the Great Lakes Colleges Association's Oral History in the Liberal Arts (OHLA) mini-grant program for their “Latina/o/x Oral Histories of Northeast Ohio” course/project. Taught this semester as CAST 335, the project is an ongoing collaboration between Oberlin College students, staff, faculty and Latina/o/x residents and community organizations to document Latina/o/x histories and contemporary experiences throughout Northeast Ohio.
The award includes a mini-grant for course and project development, as well as full support for participation in the OHLA oral history institute this summer at Kenyon College.
Adrian Bautista Presents at Las Hermanas SymposiumMarch 24, 2015
Adrian Bautista, associate dean of campus life and director of residential education, presented at the symposium Las Hermanas: The Struggle is One held March 19-21 at University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. The symposium honored the history, development, and legacy of Las Hermanas, a grassroots Latina movement formed 40 years ago to challenge and change the church and its role in society.
Bautista's paper, “Hermanas, Esposas, y Feministas: The Deacon’s Wife as an Agent of Social Change,” was part of a Latinas/os in Ministry panel presentation.
Adrian Bautista Presents on PanelJune 3, 2014
Associate Dean of Campus Life Adrian Bautista presented at the 2014 Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900. Bautista served on a panel entitled “Latinas/os and the Great Outdoors?” and his paper examined the tensions between American agrarianism, the plight of migrant farmworkers, and the Catholic Church’s role in the campaign to organize farm workers in northern Ohio.