Laurie McMillin Participates in Panel
Professor of Rhetoric and Composition Laurie McMillin was part of the panel "Decolonize This: The New Global Travel Writing Canon" at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference in Portland, Oregon, in March 2019.
Stiliana Milkova Gives Invited Lecture
Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature Stiliana Milkova gave an invited lecture at New York University's Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò titled "Ariadne and the Minotaur: Literal and Symbolic Labyrinth in Elena Ferrante's 'My Brilliant Friend'." Oberlin alumni and current students were in attendance. The talk was recorded and can be accessed here.
Professor Milkova was also an invited participant in a round table on Elena Ferrante at Rutgers University where she joined a conversation about the study of Ferrante's works.
David Walker Chairs Panel
Professor of English and Creative Writing David Walker chaired a panel at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, on the history and legacy of FIELD magazine, which published its final issue this spring after a remarkable 50 years. The panel also included emeriti faculty members David Young and Martha Collins, and former faculty member Kazim Ali.
Cal Biruk Gives Invited Book Talk
Cal Biruk gave an invited book talk at the Scripps Humanities Institute on March 27, 2019.
Christopher Trinacty Publishes, Gives Lecture
Associate Professor of Classics Christopher Trinacty published an article in the latest issue of Greece & Rome. The article, "Fear and Healing: Seneca, Caecilius Iucundus, and the Campanian Earthquake of 62/63 CE", investigates strategies of coping with trauma in the ancient world. Trinacty also recently gave a lecture and workshop of his current research at Notre Dame University. The lecture, "The Beginning of the End: The Flood of Seneca's Natural Questions 3", analyzed the literary tropes that Seneca employs to express larger Stoic ideas, such as eternal recurrence.
Daniel Schultz Publishes Article
Daniel Schultz, visiting assistant professor of religion, published an article, "Elephants, Dreams, and Sex: Reading Religion in Foucault’s Ethics," in The Journal of Religion.
Margaret Kamitsuka Selected for Fellowship
Margaret Kamitsuka, Francis W. and Lydia L. Davis Professor of Religion, has been selected to be a Coolidge Fellow in the Cross Currents Research Colloquium at Auburn Seminary in New York City this summer, focused on the theme of reproductive justice.
The Cross Currents Research Colloquium brings together fellows (religious scholars, sociologists, clergy, activists, artists and others) to pursue individual and group research for focused and facilitated discussions and seminars pertaining to faith-based social and religious justice. Cross Currents is a magazine published four times a year by the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life.
Travis Wilson Receives Distinguished Alumni Award
Associate Professor of Psychology Travis Wilson in March received the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Education at the University of Illinois. The five other recipients of the 2019 award were Ann Larson, dean of the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville; Elegwa Mukulu, professor of entrepreneurship at Jomo Kenyatta University, Republic of Kenya; Patricia Clark, chair of the Department of Elementary Education at Ball State University; Jennifer Dillavou, president of the University of Illinois Alumni Alliance; and Margaret Kobia, cabinet secretary for the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs, Republic of Kenya.
Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón Gives Book Talk
Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón gaves a book talk in Santurce, Puerto Rico.
Yumi Ijiri Publishes Article
Professor of Physics Yumi Ijiri recently published an article in Physical Review B titled "Correlated spin canting in ordered core-shell Fe3O4/MnxFe3-xO4 nanoparticle assemblies." The paper was co-authored with Oberlin students Ian Hunt-Isaak '17, Hillary Pan '17, and Jane Hsieh '20 and with other scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.