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The Oberlin Review

On the Record with Edward Hummingbird

On the Record with Edward Hummingbird

Interview by Owen Ellerkamp
March 10
Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Visual Art

Edward Hummingbird, a Cherokee from Oklahoma, was in Oberlin from Tuesday to Thursday this week to give lectures and a demonstration on Native art. Hummingbird currently serves as the Director of Institutional Research, Effectiveness and Planning at the Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque, ...

On the Record With Hector Aristizábal, Actor

On the Record With Hector Aristizábal, Actor

Julia Peterson, Production editor
March 3
Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Theater & Film

Hector Aristizábal is the founder and artistic co-director of ImaginAction, a non-profit theater arts organization based in Los Angeles. ImaginAction uses techniques from Theatre of the Oppressed, Playback Theatre, Theatre of Witness, Psychodrama, traditional storytelling, mask-making, drumming, dance ...

On The Record with Professor Justin Emeka

On The Record with Professor Justin Emeka

Victoria Garber, Arts Editor
February 24
Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Theater & Film

Associate Professor of Theater and Africana Studies Justin Emeka, OC ’95, discovered acting at a young age, but racially restrictive casting drove him more toward directing. He graduated with a master’s degree in directing from the University of Washington School of Drama in 2005 and has been ext...

On the Record with Musicologist Maria Williams

On the Record with Musicologist Maria Williams

Olive Sherman and Owen Ellerkamp
February 17
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music, On the Record

Professor Maria Williams was born and raised in Anchorage, AK. She received a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from University of California, Los Angeles and currently directs the Department of Alaska Native Studies at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, where she teaches courses in Alaska Native and world...

On The Record With Aoife O’Donovan

On The Record With Aoife O’Donovan

Brendan Eprile, Staff writer
February 10
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Irish-American singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan, who graduated from New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Improvisation department in 2003, has made her career touring and recording both solo and with other artists, including members of the Punch Brothers. Lead singer for bluegrass-folk band Crooked Sti...

On The Record with TIMARA Professor Peter Swendsen

On The Record with TIMARA Professor Peter Swendsen

Victoria Garber, Arts Editor
February 3
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Associate Professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts Peter Swendsen, OC ’99, spent Winter Term in Norway performing his new hour-long, fixed-media piece What Noises Remain with percussionist Jennifer Torrence, OC ’09. Swendsen, who also holds an M.F.A. from Mills College Center for Contemporary...

On the Record with Matthew Rarey, African Art Scholar

On the Record with Matthew Rarey, African Art Scholar

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
December 9
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Assistant Professor of the Arts of Africa of the black Atlantic Matthew Rarey joined Oberlin’s art history department in fall 2015 and has since made strides toward building a comprehensive African art history curriculum for students. The first professor in his position at Oberlin, his background r...

On the Record with Sage Lewis, Composer

On the Record with Sage Lewis, Composer

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
December 2
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

A multimedia composer from Minneapolis specializing in film, Sage Lewis, OC ’04, graduated with a BA in Music Composition before completing his studies at California Institute of the Arts with an MFA. Though based in Los Angeles, his work has been screened at festivals diverse as Cannes, the Havana Film ...

On the Record with Kazim Ali, Associate Professor

On the Record with Kazim Ali, Associate Professor

Vida Weisblum, Editor-in-Chief
November 18
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Oberlin’s own Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Comparative Literature Kazim Ali’s new book Uncle Sharif ’s Life in Music made its official release Tuesday. A poet, novelist, essayist and translator, Ali’s writing has appeared in prestigious publications such as The American Poetry ...

On the Record with Ben Sinclair, High Maintenance

On the Record with Ben Sinclair, High Maintenance

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
November 11
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Ben Sinclair, OC ’06, co-created the hit web and television series High Maintenance with spouse Katja Blichfeld. The show revolves around the experiences of New Yorkers connected by their shared transactions with a pot dealer known as The Guy. Meant to tell subtle truths about the human experience whi...

On the Record with Artist Christi Birchfield

On the Record with Artist Christi Birchfield

Interview by Vida Weisblum, Editor-in-Chief
October 28
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

This past Wednesday, 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship award-winning artist Christi Birchfield visited Oberlin for a talk about her work as a multimedia artist with a passion for printmaking. Having received her BFA in printmaking from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA in visual art at Columbia ...

On the Record with Peter Coviello

Vida Weisblum, Editor-in-Chief
October 7
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

A professor of English at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Peter Coviello specializes in 19th-century American literature and queer studies and formerly served as Chair of the departments of English, Africana Studies and Gay and Lesbian Studies at Bowdoin College. Coviello recently penned Tomorrow...

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