In Their Words

Professor of Comparative American Studies Gina Perez, the author of Citizen, Student, Soldier: Latina/o Youth, JROTC, and the American Dream and a recipient of Oberlin’s Excellence in Teaching Award, discusses in an editorial why she believes there is such an urgent need for immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship.

“With comprehensive immigration reform, we wouldn’t need sanctuary cities or zero tolerance policies at the border. Nor would we be in the embarrassing position of violating international law by separating children from their families or attempting to deny people their right to petition for asylum. Instead we could have a workable framework dealing with the reality of immigration that would foster sensible policies and would allow people to live and work without the fear of being separated from the ones they love.”
Gina Perez, professor of comparative American studies Source: Morning Journal


Students performing Angel in America

Matthew Wright Brings Angels to Life

May 14, 2017

Producing the play "Angels in America" has long been an ambition of Professor of Theater Matthew Wright. His national credits include productions at the La Jolla Playhouse, McCarter Theatre, Clarence Brown Company, Studio Arena Theatre of Buffalo, Trinity Repertory Theatre, Florida Stage and New Theatre.

Michael Moore looking through files

Reborn Herbarium is a Boon to Biodiversity

July 19, 2018

Professor of Biology Michael Moore has been collecting plant species from all over North America and up until recently, he’s preserved and stored these species with the intent of donating them to nearby museums.


Learning from Environmental Success

June 6, 2018

Matthew Elrod

Professor Matthew Elrod shares his thoughts on the accomplishments made in the fight against air pollution and his hope that these achievements will encourage people to support policies that will protect this environmental success story and potential applications to other eco-problems.


Understanding the Real-World Implications of Studying Economics

May 18, 2018

Professor of Economics John Duca joined the college’s faculty his spring to teach advanced macroeconomics, money and banking, and intermediate macroeconomics. From 1991 to 2017, he worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, where he last served as the associate director of research and vice president, supervising research in macroeconomics and finance. From1986 to 1991, he was at the Federal Reserve Board where he briefed former chair Paul Volcker and former chair Alan Greenspan.

33 Questions with the Professor

Robert S. Danforth Professor of Biology Yolanda Cruz

Professor Cruz’s current research interests are marsupial reproduction and development. The research projects currently under way in her lab concern cell lineage analysis in marsupial embryos, sperm pairing in New World marsupials, and embryo-maternal signaling in marsupial embryonic development.

Faculty and Staff Notes

  • Sheila Miyoshi Jager Appears in Documentary

    April 25, 2019

    Professor of East Asian Studies Sheila Miyoshi Jager appeared on a major new documentary, Korea: The Never-Ending War. The documentary, narrated by John Cho, examines the Korean War as part of a conflict that continues to this day.  Jager has served as an advisor of the documentary from its inception in 2015.  It is produced by WETA, the PBS affiliate in Washington, DC, in association with Ark Media and the BBC, and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation, and PBS. It will be broadcast nationally at 9 p.m. on Monday, April 29 2019 on PBS.

  • Erik Inglis Interviewed about Notre Dame Cathedral

    April 24, 2019

    Professor of Medieval Art History Erik Inglis was interviewed about Paris' Notre Dame Catherdral in the wake of the fire on April 15, 2019. Inglis was interviewed about the cathedral's history and importance by NPR's On Point and about its structure by USA Today.

  • Emily Barton Publishes Review

    April 23, 2019

    Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Emily Barton published a review of G. Willow Wilson's new novel, "The Bird King," in the New York Times book review.

Faculty Scholarship

Learn about recent publications, performances, and other works by the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences and Oberlin Conservatory.