In Their Words

Renee Roman is project codirector of Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American World War II Experience, a travelling exhibit that tells both the national story of Japanese American incarceration during World War II and the local story of Oberlin’s response to the discriminatory wartime policy.

“This is really a moment where a community stood up and said we don’t need to racially profile an entire group of people in order to achieve our national security. That is not the right way to do that. It is not the right way to protect this country, and in fact it violates the ideals that this country stands for.”
Renee Romano, professor of history, comparative American studies, and Africana studies Source: Ideastream


Finding Inspiration Off the Beaten Path

March 13, 2017

Johnny Coleman is one of the six Cleveland-based artists selected to participate in an artist in residency program at The Madison as part of FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art. The Young Hunter Professor of Art and Africana Studies, Coleman is a sculptor/installation artist from Southern California. He has created sound installations for MOCA Cleveland, William Cannon Art Center (Carlsbad, CA), and the Akron Museum of Art, among many other institutions.

A Conversation with Associate Professor of Neuroscience Tracie Paine

January 16, 2018

A behavioral neuroscientist, Tracie Paine conducts research that someday could lead to better, more targeted treatments for less understood symptoms of schizophrenia.


The Strange, Dark History of North Korea and the Olympics

February 9, 2018

Sheila Miyoshi Jager

Professor of East Asian Studies Sheila Miyoshi Jager looks back at the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics and details its implications for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.


A Conversation with KJ Cerankowski

January 11, 2018

Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies and Comparative American Studies KJ Cerankowski discusses one pivotal experience in a feminist bookstore, asexuality, and the value of GSFS and CAS in a variety of careers.

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

  • 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

Faculty Scholarship

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