Tania Boster

  • Arts & Sciences Director of Experiential Learning
  • Executive Director, Bonner Center
  • Assistant Professor, History


  • PhD in history, University of Pittsburgh, 2008


Tania Boster has directed programs at the Bonner Center since 2011. In 2016, she became director of the center’s curricular initiatives to expand community-based learning and research (CBL/R) at Oberlin. She facilitates interdisciplinary collaborations with students, faculty, and community partners through local, national, and international networks. She also directs the Bonner Center’s Community Based Work-Study Program and is associate director of Oberlin’s Gertrude B. Lemle Teaching Center.

She earned a PhD in history at the University of Pittsburgh in 2008, is an instructor in the First-Year Seminar Program, and an assistant professor in Oberlin's Department of History.


Tania Boster Contributes Book Chapter

September 26, 2019

Executive Director of Integrative & Experiential Learning Tania Boster contributed a chapter, “From Pansophia to Public Humanities: Connecting Past and Present Through Community-Based Learning,” to the edited volume Teaching Social Justice Through Shakespeare: Why Renaissance Literature Matters Now, Edited by Hillary Eklund, Wendy Beth Hyman, Edinburgh University Press.

Tania Boster Presents

October 16, 2018

Tania Boster, director of the Bonner Center's curricular initiatives, presented on transnational partnerships for community-based learning and research at the Association of American Colleges & Universities' (AAC&U) October 2018 Global Engagement and Spaces of Practice conference in Seattle.

Tania Boster Gives Talk

June 27, 2018

Tania Boster, associate director of the Bonner Center, gave a talk with Chryssa Zachou, head of the Department of Sociology at Deree College-the American College of Greece, about Community-Based Oral History Research and Global Course Connections. The talk held at Deree College in Athens, Greece was part of the Great Lakes Colleges Association's Oral History in the Liberal Arts initiative and the Global Liberal Arts Alliance Global Course Connections program.

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.

Tania Boster Gives Invited Lectures

November 14, 2017

Tania Boster, director of Bonner Center Curricular Initiatives, gave a series of invited lectures between October 24-28, 2017, on the topic "Collaborative Teaching and Learning in the Liberal Arts: Experiences in Service-Learning curriculum design" at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. Boster has been partnering with Constance Chan from the Office of Service Learning at Lingnan through the Global Liberal Arts Alliance (GLAA) Connected Course program.