Faculty and Staff Notes

Ana Cristina Perry Contributed New Essays to "Smarthistory"

February 14, 2024

Assistant Professor of Art History Ana Cristina Perry has contributed three new essays on Latinx Art to the online Art History textbook Smarthistory. The essays are on Freddy Rodríguez's "Paradise for a Tourist Brochure", María Magdalena Campos-Pons' "Spoken Softly with Mama," and Raphael Montañez Ortiz's "Duncan Terrace Piano Destruction Concert: The Landesmans' Homage to 'Spring can really hang you up the most'."

Sandra Zagarell Gives Lecture and Participates in Workshop

February 14, 2024

English Emeriti Professor Sandra Zagarell gave a lecture on Dunbar-Nelson's unpublished "The Grievances of the Books" to Women Writing Women's Lives (CUNY/NYC), February 5. Zagarell also co-conducted a workshop for teachers on Phillis Wheatley Peters for Humanities Texas on February 8.

Christa Rakich Commissioned for Chorale Preludes

February 7, 2024

Oxford University Press has commissioned four chorale preludes from Organ Professor Christa Rakich. The pieces are based on hymn tunes Melita, O quanta qualia, Faithfulness, and Hendon. They will appear this spring in two anthologies, Oxford Hymn Settings for Organists, volumes 8 and 9.

David Forrest Recent Essay Published in "Qualitative and Multi-Method Research"

February 7, 2024

Associate Professor of Politics David Forrest has an essay in the most recent issue of Qualitative and Multi-Method Research. The essay is about philosopher Charles Taylor's contributions to interpretive social science.

Hal Sundt Article Published in "The New York Times Magazine"

February 7, 2024

Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing and Communication Hal Sundt ’12 wrote for The New York Times Magazine about living in the Hotel at Oberlin and watching QVC.

Matthew Rarey Presents at Atlantic History Workshop

February 7, 2024

On January 30, Associate Professor of Art History Matthew Rarey spoke to the Atlantic History Workshop at New York University. Rarey discussed and received feedback on a chapter of his in-progress book manuscript, tentatively titled Blackness and Cartography in the Unending Eighteenth Century, with professors and graduate students from across the university.

Oberlin Theater Faculty Upcoming Work in Cleveland Theaters

January 31, 2024

Congratulations to Oberlin Theater faculty on their outstanding work in the Cleveland theater scene! 

  • Ohio premiere of At The Wake of a Dead Drag Queen by Terry Guest, directed by Preston Crowder ’16. Performing January 26-February 18, Dobama Theatre.
  • The Breakfast at the Bookstore by Lisa Langford, directed by Nina Domingue with scenic design by Laura Carlson-Tarantowski. Performing January 26-February 18, Karamu House.
  • World premiere of Alter by Tania Benites, directed by Kari Barclay. Performing February 10-24 with previews February 8-9, Cleveland Public Theatre.