Faculty and Staff Notes

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.

John Duca Publishes

April 16, 2018

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

April 16, 2018

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.

John Duca Presents Paper

April 13, 2018

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."