In Their Words

In her latest exhibit Waiting for a Break, Julia Christensen provides Cleveland residents an opportunity to watch Lake Erie change as ice builds up—and breaks up—through six live video feeds displayed on a large screen at Public Square..

“Usually we turn away from [Lake Erie] at this time of year, so I wanted to figure out a way to bring those images into public space.”
Julia Christensen, associate professor of integrated media Source: Great Lakes Today


Toni Morrison’s Artistry Drives Faculty Film

December 19, 2017

A documentary about Toni Morrison’s artistic and intellectual vision, directed by cinema studies faculty Rian Brown-Orso and Geoff Pingree, "The Foreigner’s Home" explores the issues Morrison raised when she guest-curated an exhibition by the same name at the Louvre in 2006. At the Louvre, Morrison invited renowned artists whose works deal with the experience of cultural and social displacement to join her in a public conversation about the concepts that she had been pursuing for years in her own work at Princeton University.

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.


How Republicans set the stage for Trump’s corrosive ideas on immigration

January 13, 2018

Rick Baldoz

In an editorial for the Washington Post, Associate Professor of Sociology Rick Baldoz discusses how the racially charged narrative of illegal immigration and national security has increasingly prevailed in framing the debate around immigration policy.


A Conversation with Chris Trinacty

December 19, 2017

Assistant Professor of Classics Chris Trinacty on falling in love with Seneca’s tragedies, teaching the discipline through digital humanities, and his favorite Latin expressions.

33 Questions with the Professor

Yumi Ijiri, Professor of Physics

Professor Ijiri's current research focuses on synthesizing and understanding novel magnetic materials. One area of interest to her is in investigating the properties of very small magnetic particles called nanoparticles. In order to understand what happens to magnets on such a small scale, Ijiri has been using a method known as polarized small angle neutron scattering to get quantitative information about magnetic interactions. Ijiri also is exploring biomedical applications of magnetic nanoparticles and magnetic technologies.

Faculty and Staff Notes

  • Tania Boster Presents

    February 16, 2018

    Tania Boster presented on “Rethinking Women in Poverty” at the University of Akron Women’s Studies Program’s Rethinking Gender Speaker Series.

  • Sheila Miyoshi Jager Authors Article in Politico

    February 16, 2018

    Sheila Miyoshi Jager, professor of East Asian studies, authored "The Strange, Dark History of North Korea and the Olympics" in Politico Magazine. The article looks back at the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics and details its implications for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

  • Baron Pineda Publishes

    February 16, 2018

    Baron Pineda, Eric and Jane Nord associate professor of anthropology, published "Indigenous Pan-Americanism: Contesting Settler Colonialism and the Doctrine of Discovery at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues” in American Quarterly, Volume 69, Number 4, December 2017, pp. 823-832, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Several Oberlin College students served as research assists for the publication.

Faculty Scholarship

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