Jennifer Garcia Receives Award
Assistant Professor of Politics Jennifer Garcia’s paper, coauthored with Christopher Stout, ”Racism and Policymaking: How Racial Resentment Shapes Legislative Behavior in the U.S. Congress," was awarded Best Paper on Blacks and Politics from the Western Political Science Association.
Jiyul Kim and Sheila Miyoshi Jager Present
Visiting Assistant Professor of History Jiyul Kim and Professor of East Asian Studies Sheila Miyoshi Jager presented a two-part talk on April 16 titled "Prospects for Peace and War in Korea" at Kendal at Oberlin. This was an updated version of a similar talk presented as part of the Oberlin College history department's "History Behind the News" series. Jager provided the political, economic, ideological, and cultural context while Kim focused on the military dimension behind the current situation on the Korean peninsula.
John Duca Presents
Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics John Duca presented "The Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Small Business," with Michael Bordo (Rutgers University, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Hoover Institution) on March 12 at a Stanford University faculty lunch seminar. Duca also presented the microfinance workshop "Financial Innovations, Shadow Banking, Risk Premia, and Divisia Velocity," with Richard Anderson (Lindenwood University and University of Missouri, Kansas City) and Barry Jones (Binghampton University) at the Oxford University Said Business School.
John Duca Publishes
Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics John Duca published ”What Drives Economic Policy Uncertainty in the Long and Short Runs: European and U.S. Evidence Over Several Decades," with Jason Saving (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas) in the March 2018 issue of the Journal of Macroeconomics.
Sandy Zagarell Gives Talk, Publishes, Leads Discussion
Sandy Zagarell, Donald R. Longman professor of English, gave a talk on Alice Dunbar-Nelson as Educational Activist at the C19 conference in Albuquerque in March 2018. Zagarell published a review of Janet Dean’s Unconventional Politics: Nineteenth Century Woman Writers and Indian Policy in ALH Online Review in February 2018. Additionally, Zagarell led a discussion of Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones at the Sandusky Public Library in February 2018.
Sebastiaan Faber Writes Feature
Sebastiaan Faber, professor of Hispanic studies, wrote a feature piece in the Nation, “Is Dutch Bad Boy Thierry Baudet the New Face of the European Alt-Right?”
John Duca Presents Paper
Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics John Duca attended the inaugural Oxford Saïd Macrofinance Workshop: Money Creation and presented "Financial Innovation, Shadow Banking, and Divisia Velocity."
Maggie Brehm Publishes
Assistant Professor of Economics Maggie Brehm published “The Effects of Federal Adoption Incentive Awards for Older Children on Adoptions From U.S. Foster Care” in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.
Matthew Rarey Presents
Assistant Professor of Art History Matthew Rarey presented new work on the memorialization of the slave trade in Ghana in his presentation "Dirt, Concrete, and the Substance of Memory in Slavery's Dungeon" at Honoring Ancestors in Africa: Art and Actions held on April 6-7 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison .
Matthew Rarey Participates in African Art History Discussion
Assistant Professor of Art History Matthew Rarey was one of a select group of invited participants to "The Future of African Art: A State of the Field Convening" at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, March 22-24. The gathering brought together curators, professors, independent scholars, and collectors of African art from three continents to discuss future directions and challenges in the study of African art history.