Danielle Terrazas Williams was selected as a 2021-2022 Distinguished Visiting Scholar for the University at Buffalo's Center of Diversity Innovation.
Professor of Geology Karla Hubbard and Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Anthroplogy Jennifer Fraser co-authored an article about a 2018 winter term trip that was supported by the Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment and Oberlin Shansi. The article, “'Natural'” Disasters, Cultural Framings, and Resilience in Indonesia: Transdisciplinary Engagements in an Immersion Program" is published in ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts.
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.
Marc Blecher, James Monroe Professor of Politics and of East Asian Studies, published “The Political Economy of Working Class Re-formation” in Lowell Dittmer, ed., China's Political Economy in the Xi Jinping Epoch: Global and Domestic Dimensions, World Scientific, 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.
Professor of Medieval Art History Erik Inglis published an article, "Inventing Apostolic Impression Relics in Medieval Rome," in the April 2021 issue of Speculum.
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.
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.”