Carmen Twillie Ambar Featured on Women Leaders Podcast

May 2, 2018

Oberlin College President Carmen Twillie Ambar spoke about the importance of taking risks on a podcast featuring women leaders.

Jim Walsh Gives Talk

May 1, 2018

Jim Walsh, professor of mathematics, gave a plenary talk at the 20th Annual Chicago Symposium Series on Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science: Research and Practice, held April 13 at Northeastern Illinois University/North Park University in Chicago. The symposium series has been convening math and science faculty from the Chicago area for the past twenty years with the goal of improving undergraduate math and science education in and around Chicago. Walsh spoke about his experiences teaching the mathematical modeling of climate.

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón Contributes Essay

May 1, 2018

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón, assistant professor of Hispanic studies, contributed an essay on queer Puerto Rican literature to the volume Pierre Bourdieu in Hispanic Literature and Culture, edited by Ignacio Sánchez Prado and published by Palgrave. The essay, titled “Cruel Dispositions: Queer Literature, the Contemporary Puerto Rican Literary Field and Luis Negrón’s Mundo Cruel” (2010), offers an account of the rise and institutionalization of queer literature in the contemporary Puerto Rican literary field, the most important development in the island’s literary culture of the past decades.

Maggie Brehm Presents

April 30, 2018

Assistant Professor of Economics Maggie Brehm presented, “The Federal Adoption Tax Credit and Adoptions from Foster Care” at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America in Denver.

Pablo Mitchell Chairs Conference Panel

April 27, 2018

Pablo Mitchell, associate professor of history and comparative American studies, chaired a panel at the La Academia del Pueblo conference at Wayne State University with Rocío León ’13 and Brian Cabral ‘18, who both presented conference papers.

Jennifer Garcia Receives Award

April 26, 2018

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

April 24, 2018

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

April 16, 2018

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.