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Congratulations to In-Asia Grant winners!

Oberlin Shansi In-Asia Grant winners meet past In-Asia Grant winners and Oberlin Shansi staff. Congratulations to the 2019 Oberlin Shansi In-Asia Grant winners! Oberlin Shansi has awarded In-Asia Grants to four engaging projects for Winter Term 2019. Students who major in Dance, Economics, Biology, Computer Science, and Art History will travel to the Philippines, Cambodia, India, and Taiwan to complete artistic and research-oriented projects. Kara Nepomuceno ’20 will travel to the Philippines to study pangalay dance in Manila with AlunAlun Dance Circle, a traditional dance group founded by artist and scholar Ligaya Amibangsa. She plans to share what she learns in an open dance workshop and

Apply for a Fellowship in Banda Aceh Indonesia

In Spring 2019, Oberlin Shansi will be conducting a special search for our fellowship to Banda Aceh, Indonesia. The Aceh Fellow, who will join a senior fellow onsite by Fall 2019 after completing a summer language training, will gain valuable teaching experience as an English instructor at Syiah Kuala University (SKU). Located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra, Aceh is known for its beaches and highlands where coffee is grown. At SKU, a premier public university, the fellows divide their teaching time between the Language Center, the Faculty of Education, and teacher training — a total of 14 hours per week. They teach English speaking, reading, and writing, and sometimes specializ

Worlds Apart Gallery Talk

Take a quick study break for a Gallery Talk by Curator Kevin Greenwood and tour the exhibit "Worlds Apart" at the Allen Memorial Art Museum Thursday Dec. 13 1:30-2:15. The exhibit includes futuristic landscapes in video, hand scrolls, and found objects created by Chinese and Asian American artists. Please meet in the atrium of the AMAM.

Javanese Gamelan Ensemble

Come hear Oberlin's Javanese Gamelan Ensemble this Saturday Dec. 8th at 2:00 pm in Shipherd Lounge, Asia House. (Community members and non-students can enter Asia House through the north door.)

Announcing the New Cohort of Shansi Fellows!

Congratulations to the 2019 Oberlin Shansi Fellows! Eight Oberlin students have been selected as new Shansi Fellows for 2019. Seven graduating seniors and one recent graduate will head to China, India, Indonesia, and Japan this summer for intensive language study before embarking on their Fellowships. These talented, adventurous, and engaged Obies will work with Shansi’s partner NGOs and universities. Two of the new fellows will be going to China. Mackenzie Lew (’19), a History and Comparative American Studies major will work at Beijing Normal University. Le’Priya White (’19), a Sociology major, will teach English at Shanxi Agricultural University. For India, Kiran Melnyk (’17), an Environme

Visiting Scholar Spotlight: Vrushaa Subramanian

We had the honor of welcoming Visiting Scholar Vrushaa Subramanian to Oberlin College. Vrushaa is an Assistant Professor in the English Department from Lady Doak College, a women’s college in Tamil Nadu. Vrushaa is using her semester here in Oberlin to observe undergraduate teaching and work on her dissertation research on American women’s breast cancer narratives in literature. Vrushaa’s research interests were inspired by The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. Upon reading the text, she was struck by author Siddhartha Mukherjee’s ability to explain cancer in a way that both medical professionals and laypersons alike could understand. Additionally while working on her

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