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Off the Cuff: Miriam Zoila Pérez, Radical Doula, Activist, Blogger

Off the Cuff: Miriam Zoila Pérez, Radical Doula, Activist, Blogger

Adam Gittin, News editor
April 29, 2016
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Miriam Zoila Pérez is a queer Cuban-American doula, reproductive rights activist and blogger. In 2007, she founded the Radical Doula blog, which unites doula work with birth activism and social justice. Pérez wrote and self-published Radical Doula Guide: A Political Primer for Full-Spectrum Pregnancy and Chi... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Professor, Author, Historian

Off the Cuff: Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Professor, Author, Historian

Adam Gittin, News editor
April 24, 2016
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Jeffrey Wasserstrom is Chancellor’s Professor of History at UC Irvine. He has authored four books, including China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know, and frequently contributes to newspapers and magazines. He is currently finishing a book on the Boxer Uprising of 1900. This week, Wasser... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Joshua Pribanic, Journalist and Filmmaker

Off the Cuff: Joshua Pribanic, Journalist and Filmmaker

Kerensa Loadholt, News editor
April 22, 2016
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Joshua B. Pribanic is a photographer, investigative journalist, artist and filmmaker. He co-founded the Public Herald, an investigative journalism nonprofit, and co-directed the documentary Triple Divide. The film, which was screened last Wednesday as part of the Ecolympics series, covers the water cont... Read more »

Off the Cuff: James Dobbins, Author, Professor, Translator

Off the Cuff: James Dobbins, Author, Professor, Translator

Kerensa Loadholt, News Editor
April 8, 2016
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James C. Dobbins is a Fairchild Professor of Religion and East Asian Studies at the College. He has studied Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki who wrote about the pure land Buddhist tradition. Dobbins’ talk, "D. T. Suzuki and the Rise of American Buddhism”, addressed Suzuki’s life and controversies that arose a... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Gary Shteyngart, OC ‘95, Author and Professor

Off the Cuff: Gary Shteyngart, OC ‘95, Author and Professor

Kerensa Loadholt, News Editor
April 1, 2016
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Gary Shteyngart, OC ’95, has written several novels and recently published his first memoir, Little Failure. His novels include works such as The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Absurdistan and Super Sad True Love Story. Shteyngart previously taught writing at Hunter College and now teaches at Colum... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Gökçe Günel, Anthropologist, Lecturer, Author

Off the Cuff: Gökçe Günel, Anthropologist, Lecturer, Author

Kerensa Loadholt, News Editor
March 11, 2016
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Gökçe Günel, Ph.D., is an Anthropology lecturer at Columbia University. Her articles have been published in Ephemera, Anthropology News, Public Culture, The Yearbook of Comparative Literature, the ARPA Journal, Avery Review, and PoLAR. She has written about climate change and sustainability and focuses... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Jim Collins, Professor of English, Film, TV, Theatre

Off the Cuff: Jim Collins, Professor of English, Film, TV, Theatre

Adam Gittin, News Editor
March 4, 2016
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Jim Collins is acting dean for the arts, a professor of film, television and theatre and concurrent professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, where he teaches courses on postmodernism, media theory and digital culture. He is the author of Uncommon Cultures: Popular Culture and Postmodernism, Architec... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Elizabeth Kolbert, Journalist, Author, Activist

Off the Cuff: Elizabeth Kolbert, Journalist, Author, Activist

Kerensa Loadholt, News Editor
February 26, 2016
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Elizabeth Kolbert began working for The New York Times as a stringer in 1983 and has written for The New Yorker for 15 years. For her work on global warming and climate change, she traveled to Alaska and Greenland to better understand the debate over global warming. Field Notes from a Catastroph... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Kai M. Green, Author, Scholar and Activist

Off the Cuff: Kai M. Green, Author, Scholar and Activist

Kerensa Loadholt, News editor
February 19, 2016
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Kai M. Green is a writer, scholar, poet, filmmaker, abolitionist and feminist. He has a Ph.D., in English and American Studies and Ethnicity, and he has also received graduate certificates in Gender Studies and Visual Anthropology from the University of Southern California. Green is currently a postdoctoral fel... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Jason Sokol, History Professor and Author

Off the Cuff: Jason Sokol, History Professor and Author

Adam Gittin, News Editor
February 12, 2016
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 Jason Sokol, OC ’99, is an Associate Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire. He earned a Ph.D. in history at the University of California, Berkeley. Sokol has written two books, There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights and All Eyes Are Upon U... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Lori Young, Director of Oberlin College Career Center

Off the Cuff: Lori Young, Director of Oberlin College Career Center

Adam Gittin, News Editor
February 5, 2016
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Lori Young is the new director of the Oberlin College Career Center. She comes to Oberlin from ReadyNow!, a leadership training and consulting business that she founded in 2014. Young holds a BA in communications from Ashland University and a master’s in college student personnel from Bowling Green Sta... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Thais Francis, Actor, Writer and Producer

Off the Cuff: Thais Francis, Actor, Writer and Producer

Tyler Sloan, News Editor
December 12, 2015
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Thais Francis is an actor, dancer, singer, writer, producer and instrumentalist who recently released a short film called Late Expectations. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Francis grew up in suburban Maryland before graduating from the Tisch School of Arts at New York University with an acting degree. ... Read more »