Asst. Prof. Kevin Ohi (English) came to Boston College last fall from Cornell University, where he lectured in the English department while completing work on a doctorate in English language and literature.
In addition to teaching classes on The Modern Novel and Gender, Sexuality and Representation this semester, he is completing a book manuscript titled Innocence and Rapture, which explores aestheticism and children, while beginning another on the later novels of Henry James.
Ohi is a 1994 graduate of Williams College, where he graduated with highest honors in English. In 1998, he received a master's degree in English language and literature from Cornell.
Asst. Prof. Franziska Seraphim (History) has joined the Boston College faculty after spending a year as a visiting assistant professor at Duke University. She has done extensive academic research on the social, political, intellectual and cultural history of modern Japan.
Seraphim received a doctorate in Japanese history from Columbia University last year. She also earned two master's degrees in Japanese history from Columbia.
A native of Germany, Seraphim is a 1991 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where she majored in Asian studies.
She is teaching courses in modern Japanese history, the emergence of East Asia as a world region and public culture in postwar Japan.
Prior to arriving at BC last fall, Assoc. Prof. Frank J. Garcia (Law) was a faculty member for eight years at the Florida State University College of Law, where he taught international law, trade and legal theory and, during 2000-01, served as interim director of FSU's Caribbean Law Institute.
Garcia graduated from Reed College in Portland, Ore., in 1985 with a degree in religious studies. He received a General Motors Opportunity Scholarship to attend the University of Michigan Law School, where he graduated with honors in 1989.
Garcia has also served as a professorial fellow at the Law Institute of the Americas at Southern Methodist University School of Law and in 1997 was named a Fulbright Scholar to study comparative economic integration in Uruguay. He has published numerous articles and papers on international trade and human rights.
After an eight-year career as an economist, researcher and vice president with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Assoc. Prof. Philip E. Strahan joined the Carroll School of Management finance department faculty this academic year.
Strahan has also been an adjunct associate professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Business and visiting professor of finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management.
A 1985 graduate of Amherst College, Strahan earned a doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago in 1993.
He is presently serving as an associate editor of Journal of Money, Credit and Banking and Journal of Financial Services Research. He has also been associate editor of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Economic Policy Review.
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