Associate Professor of Music Theory Andrew Pau's article "Common-Tone Tonality in Bizet's Carmen" was published in the journal Music Theory Spectrum. The article explores ways in which a harmonic analysis of George's Bizet's score can illuminate the dramatic structure of Carmen, one of the most popular operas in the repertoire.
Professor of Politics Michael Parkin contributed a chapter, "The Context for Comedy: Presidential Candidates and Comedy Television," to the edited volume Political Humor in a Changing Media Landscape. The chapter argues that contextual factors like timing, momentum, and legitimacy have been critically important in establishing the connection between presidential candidates and comedy television during the past few decades.
Associate Professor of Anthropology Cal Biruk was a featured panelist on a New Books in Medical Anthropology at the American Anthropological Association (AAA) meetings in November 2018. They presented on their recently published book Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World.
Assistant Professor of Russian and East European Studies Ian MacMillen presented "Remembering (and Forgetting) Out Loud: Sonic Engagement of Holocaust and WWII Memorials in Berlin" at the 63rd annual Society for Ethnomusicology conference in Albuquerque, NM.
Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Anthropology Jennifer Fraser presented the paper “Dangers of Fieldwork & Dangers of Sex Work: Erotics in/of/and Ethnomusicology” as part of an organized panel called “Access, Risk, Safety, and Gender in Ethnomusicological Fieldwork: Reflections, Analysis, and Directions in the Age of #MeToo” at the 63rd annual Society for Ethnomusicology conference in Albuquerque, NM. Fraser's paper was about her #MeToo moments of sexual abuse and harassment part of ethnomusicological research in Indonesia during the past 24 years and the ways it shaped her professional career.
Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology Kathryn Metz presented on a panel discussion titled "Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of Popular Music Scholarship" at the 63rd annual Society for Ethnomusicology conference in Albuquerque, NM.
Associate Archivist Anne Salsich's article "Sanctuary at Oberlin: The Archives bear Witness" was published in the November/December issue of Archival Outlook, the news magazine of the Society of American Archivists. The article is a version of her invited talk at the National Council for Public History annual meeting, and cover features one of the images in the project, a poster made by Oberlin students in response to the May 4, 1970 killings at Kent State University. The article begins on page six.
Ken Grossi, college archivist, co-authored with L'ael Hughes-Watkins, "Project STAND: Documenting Student Activism," in the September/October issue of Archival Outlook, the news magazine of the Society of American Archivists. The article begins on page eight.