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

Spotlight

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.

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.

Commentary

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.

Profile

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 Receives Grant

    February 20, 2019

    Sheila Miyoshi Jager, professor of East Asian studies, received an International Security & Foreign Policy grant ($121,311) from the Smith Richardson Foundation to complete her book, The Other Great Game: The "Opening" of Korea and the Birth of Modern East Asia, which is under contract with Harvard University Press. The book provides a major new "big picture" narrative of the geopolitical context surrounding Korea’s “opening” in the late 19th century that will provide a deep historical context for understanding Northeast Asia's present situation, as well as over the long term.

  • Cal Biruk Gives Invited Book Talk

    February 20, 2019

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology Cal Biruk gave an invited book talk on February 14, 2019 at Michigan State University's African Studies Center. 

Faculty Scholarship

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