Faculty and Staff Notes

Dustin Evatt-Young presents at NASPA National Conference

April 16, 2021

Dustin Evatt-Young, Associate Director in the Career Development Center, presented a session titled "Disrupting White Scripts in Higher Education" at the NASPA National Conference for student affairs administrators in higher education in March 2021.

Yveline Alexis presents at University of Rhode Island

April 16, 2021

Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Comparative American Studies Yveline Alexis was a featured speaker at the University of Rhode Island. She presented about the significance of using Caribbean archives and multilingual sources in writing about Charlemagne Péralte’s life and legacy.

Sebastiaan Faber publishes book that explores the legacy of dictator Francisco Franco

April 5, 2021

Professor of Hispanic Studies Sebastiaan Faber has published a new book. Exhuming Franco: Spain's Second Transition (Vanderbilt University Press) explores what is left of Francisco Franco's legacy in Spain today. For some, the recent exhumation of the dictator's remains from the massive monument in which they'd been buried since his death in 1975 confirmed that Spain is a modern, consolidated democracy. Yet in reality the country is still deeply affected—and divided—by the dictatorial legacies of Francoism.

Jazz Saxophone Professor Gary Bartz Releases New Album

April 2, 2021

Oberlin Conservatory jazz saxophone professor Gary Bartz, with producers Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, has just released his first album in eight years titled, "Gary Bartz JID 006" on the Jazz is Dead label.

“He’s a luminary that has contributed so much to music culture, for decades,” says Younge about Bartz. “His musical ability is expanding with age and we’re honored to be a part of his world.”

Al Evangelista presents choreographic work

March 30, 2021

Assistant Professor of Dance Al Evangelista presented his choreographic work in "Performing Public Histories" at the National Council on Public History Annual Meeting. In this roundtable, scholar-artists examine what the inadequacies and excesses of performance get right about history and what is made knowable about archival materials through embodiment.

Allegra Hyde presents and gives reading of debut short story collection

March 30, 2021

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Allegra Hyde presented at the 2021 AWP Conference and the 14th Annual Clemson Literary Festival in March, reading from her debut short story collection, OF THIS NEW WORLD.

Chanda Feldman presents talk on Jewish poets and racial justice

March 30, 2021

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Chanda Feldman presented a talk, “Race, Language, and Global Belonging” on the panel "If Not Now: Jewish Poets and Racial Justice" at the 2021 Association of Writers and Writing Conferences.