Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón Publishes Non-Fiction Essay
Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón, assistant professor of Hispanic studies, published a non-fiction story in Clarín, Argentina's largest newspaper. In the essay, Gutiérrez Negrón narrates his time as a tele-marketer in order to reflect on youth and the exploitative nature of work.
Shelley Lee, Yveline Alexis, Meredith Gadsby, and Gina Perez Co-Author Op-Ed
Shelley Lee, associate professor of history and comparative American studies, Yveline Alexis, assistant professor of Africana studies, Meredith Gadsby, associate professor of Africana studies, and Gina Perez, professor of comparative American studies, co-authored the op-ed “Selective Compassion: The US Approach to Haitians Hasn’t Changed in Hundreds of Years” in Truthout.
Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón Reviews Books
Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón, assistant professor of Hispanic studies, reviewed three academic books on Latin American literature: Héctor Hoyos' Beyond Bolaño: The Global Latin American Novel; Brian Price, et al's TransLatin Joyce: Global Transmissions in Ibero-American Literature; and, Benigno Trigo's Malady and Genius: Self-Sacrifice in Puerto Rican Literature. The three book reviews appeared in the Revista de Estudios Hispánicos.
Charmaine Chua Gives Talk at Princeton Asian-American Speaker Series
Assistant Professor of Politics Charmaine Chua presented a talk on her current book project Logistics Leviathan: Containment, Mobility, and the Ship of State on December 7, 2017 at Princeton University as part of its Asian-American Speaker Series.
Sebastiaan Faber Writes Book on the Spanish Civil War
Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies Sebastiaan Faber wrote Memory Battles of the Spanish Civil War: History, Fiction, Photography, published by Vanderbilt University Press.
The book traces the trajectories of iconic Spanish Civil War photographs by Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and David Seymour; critically reads Spanish novels and essays; interrogates basic scholarly assumptions about history, memory, and literature; and interviews nine scholars, activists, and documentarians who have helped redefine Spain's relationship to its past.
Kazim Ali Releases Book
Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Comparative Literature Kazim Ali will release in January 2018 a new book, Silver Road: Essays, Maps, and Calligraphies, published by Tupelo Press. The cross-genre book includes diary fragments, essays, lyric prose "maps," and verse fragments, in which Ali explores quantum physics, sixth-century Chola Empire sculptures, the challenges of literary translation and of climate change, and destruction of a priceless set of handmade flutes by airport security. The book has received acclaim from Publishers Weekly.
Kazim Ali's Novel Listed as One of the Best of 2017
Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Comparative Literature Kazim Ali’s novel The Secret Room was named by Entropy Magazine as one of the best fiction books of 2017.
Lynne Bianchi Publishes Textbook
Professor of Neuroscience and Pre-Medical Program Director Lynne Bianchi published Developmental Neurobiology, a full length textbook describing the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie embryonic development of the nervous system. The book was launched from November 11 to 15 at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience held in Washington, D.C. The publisher, Garland Science, hosted a "Meet the Authors" session on November 13 during which Bianchi discussed her book with other instructors.
The book includes descriptions of ground-breaking discoveries that had a major influence on the field, including discoveries by Oberlin alumni Roger Sperry '35, '37, Stanley Cohan '45; Bruce McEwen '59, and Larry Zipurski '77. It also features contributions from five recent graduates; Hillary Mullan '14, Roman Corfas '08, Zeeba Daruwalla Kabir, '05, Briana Carroll '11, and Josh Kogan '14.
Sheila Miyoshi Jager Quoted
Professor of East Asian studies Sheila Miyoshi Jager was interviewed and quoted by USA Today in an article about North Korea. Read the article, "Is Kim Jong Un Crazy? The North Korea Leader is Just a Cold Calculator, Experts Say."
Darrett Adkins CD Release Receives Praise
Cello professor Darrett Adkins teamed with the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble under the direction of Timothy Weiss in a 2017 release titled Myth & Tradition. ClevelandClassical.com weighed in—“deep in the Passacaglia of Richard Wernick’s Concerto for Cello and Ten Players (1979), the cellist opens a door and finds himself alone. Manic, thoughtful, and personal, his four-and-a-half minute cadenza is the heart of the album.” Read the complete review.