Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón Publishes Non-Fiction Essay

January 3, 2018

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

January 3, 2018

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

December 21, 2017

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

December 18, 2017

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

December 13, 2017

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

December 11, 2017

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

December 11, 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

December 11, 2017

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.   

Darrett Adkins CD Release Receives Praise

December 6, 2017

Cello professor Darrett Adkins teamed with the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble under the direction of Timothy Weiss in a 2017 release titled Myth & Tradition. 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.