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  • Assistant Vice President
  • Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives
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Education

PhD, American culture studies, Bowling Green State University, 2013
MA, college student personnel, Bowling Green State University, 1999
women’s studies certificte program

Biography

Adrian Bautista serves as Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Student Life at Oberlin College and Conservatory. As AVP, Dean 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 & Transgender People. Dean Bautista also coordinates programs that facilitate the success of traditionally underrepresented student populations, serving as the College’s Posse Program Liaison and Endowed Emergency and Support Funds Administrator.

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 Comparative American Studies, teaching CAST 335 Latinx Oral History.

Notes

  • Adrian Bautista Publishes in Journal of African American Studies

    October 6, 2017
    Adrian 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 Grant

    April 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 Symposium

    March 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 Panel

    June 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.

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Grant to Help Engage Latinx Communities

June 30, 2015
Oberlin College has received a programming grant to participate in Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a nationwide public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). According to Associate Dean of Campus Life and Grant Project Director Adrian Bautista, an overarching goal of the Oberlin project will be to enhance engagement between the campus and Lorain County Latinx communities.