Faculty and Staff Notes

KJ Cerankowski Publishes Book

November 15, 2021

Assistant Professor of Comparative American Studies and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies KJ Cerankowski has published the book, Suture: Trauma and Trans Becoming. The book combines memoir, lyrical essay, and cultural criticism, to stitch together an embodied history of trauma and its ongoing impacts on the lived realities of trans, queer, and other marginalized subjects.



Evan Kresch Presents at the ABDI-IFS Conference

November 10, 2021

Assistant Professor of Economics Evan Kresch presented, “Sanitation and Property Tax Compliance: Analyzing the Social Contract in Brazil,” at the ABDI-IFS Conference on October 28, 2021.

Journal of Human Resources Publishes Article by Maggie Brehm

November 10, 2021

Assistant Professor of Economics Maggie Brehm published the article “Taxes and Adoptions from Foster Care: Evidence from theFederal Adoption Tax Credit” in the fall 2021 issue of Journal of Human Resources. Brehm also presented her joint work with Oberlin College colleagues Paul Brehm and Martin Saavedra, “The Ohio Vaccine Lottery and Starting Vaccination Rates,” at Kent State University on September 24.


Wendy Beth Hyman Participates in Roundtable at the Shakespeare Association of America

November 8, 2021

Professor Wendy Beth Hyman participated in a remote roundtable, “Shakespeare and Social Justice: From Principle to Action,” at the Shakespeare Association of America and also gave an invited talk on literary imagination and Shakespeare’s Cymbeline at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She will present the lecture, “Ovid, Shakespeare, and Rape: Empowering Survivors in the Early Modern Classroom,” at the online Women and Power Festival at Shakespeare’s Globe in December.

Cleveland Dance Festival Presents Film by Alysia Ramos

November 5, 2021

Associate Professor of Dance Alysia Ramos's dance film Becoming Oxum; My Body Remembers is being presented by the Cleveland Dance Festival. Access to the virtual dance film gallery is available through February 5th, 2022.


Andrew Macomber Presents at the University of Venice

November 1, 2021

Assistant Professor of East Asian Religions Andrew Macomber gave a presentation via Zoom for the international conference, “Religions, Thoughts, and Health in Asia,” held at the Department of Asian and North African Studies at Ca' Foscari, University of Venice, on October 26, 2021. His talk, "Everything Evil in You: Metapersonal Irritants in the Buddhist Immune System," explored the complicated relationship between disease-causing demons and patients in medieval Japan.


Yveline Alexis Wins Haitian Studies Association Book Prize

October 27, 2021

Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Comparative American Studies Yveline Alexis has won the Haitian Studies Association 2021 Book Prize for her work Haiti Fights Back: The Life & Legacy of Charlemagne PéralteThe Haitian Studies Association’s biennial Haiti Book Prize is awarded to the best single-authored book in Haitian studies in the social sciences, with broad application beyond the academy.


Kirk Ormand Presents at Conference

October 25, 2021

Professor of Classics Kirk Ormand presented a paper at a conference at Wellesley College October 15-17. The conference explored notions of temporality in ancient Greece and Rome, and Ormand's talk, “Temporality and Class in Archaic Invective,” explored the relationship between social class, insult,  and temporal change in the poets Archilochus, Hipponax, and Semonides.