My research interests in Latin American history fall in two fields: 20th century Chilean history, specifically the Allende government, the Pinochet dictatorship, and questions of historical memory, and the U.S.-Mexico border. I also carry out an active research agenda on issues of higher education pedagogy, both in the field of history and in terms of museum education.
“Salvador Allende.” In The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History. Ed. William Beezley. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
“Singing a New History: Pathways to Learning in a Liberal Arts Setting,” in Susan McWilliams and John E. Seery, eds., The Best Kind of College: An Insiders’ Guide to America’s Small Liberal Arts Colleges (Albany: SUNY Press, 2015): 157-163.
"How to Navigate an 'Upside-Down' World: Using Images in the History Classroom," in Deandra Little, Peter Felten, and Chad Berry, eds, New Directions in Teaching and Learning (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass), New Directions in Teaching and Learning 141 (Spring 2015): 53-65.
“Transfer: Learning in and Through the Academic Museum,” in Advancing Engagement: A Handbook for Academic Museums, Vol. III, Stefanie S. Jandl and Mark S. Gold, eds. (Edinburgh, UK and Cambridge, MA: MuseumsEtc, 2015), pp. 28-63. Co-authored with Liliana Milkova.
“Art as Evidence: Teaching the Mexican Revolution at the Allen Memorial Art Museum,” in Latin American Art in the Allen Memorial Art Museum (Oberlin: Allen Memorial Art Museum, 2014), pp. 20-25.
“The Politics of Memory and the Memory of Politics,” NACLA Report on the Americas 46:3 (Fall 2013): 18-22.
“How the Air Felt on My Cheeks: Using Avatars to Access History,” The History Teacher 46:2 (February 2013): 193-214.
“Empathy and Engagement: Using Avatars to Bring Students into History,” Peer Review (American Association of Colleges & Universities) (Summer 2012): 6-9.
"Crossing the Street Pedagogy: Using College Art Museums to Leverage Significant Learning Across the Campus," in A Handbook for Academic Museums: Exhibitions and Education, Stefanie S. Jandl and Mark S. Gold, eds. (Edinburgh, UK and Cambridge, MA: MuseumsEtc, 2012), pp. 88-118. Co-authored with Liliana Milkova.
Steven Volk, Department of History, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH 44074 | Tel: 440-775-8522 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I regularly lecture and give workshops on innovative teaching, "flipping classes," liberal education, technology and education, and the crisis in higher education. In the past few years, I have given pedagogy keynotes and organized workshops at:
Albion College Lewis and Clark College
Antioch College Mercy College
AAC&U POD Network
Bates College Pomona College
Brown University St. Joseph's College
Cal State San Marcos Tulane University
College Art Association University of Minnesota Medical School
Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence (CTIE)
I am the founding director of the teaching and learning center at Oberlin College, the Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence (CTIE). CTIE regularly provides workshops, brown bag discussions, and other programming for faculty and staff. I also post a weekly "Article of the Week" which is posted at: http://languages.oberlin.edu/blogs/ctie, provide individual formative evaluation and classroom observation, consult on issues of teaching and learning.