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Eric S. Estes ’91

​Eric Estes graduated in 1991 with a degree in history.  While at Trinity, Eric was a member of the swimming and water polo teams as well as the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.

Eric is currently vice president for campus life at Brown University.  Prior to Brown, he worked at Oberlin College and Conservatory for 12 years serving his last 5 years as vice president and dean of students.  He was also an assistant professor in comparative American studies with courtesy appointments in History and Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies. He joined Oberlin in 2004 as an associate dean and director of the multicultural center. He also served for two years as an associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences.

He was a Fulbright doctoral fellow in Germany, and has received grants from the Mellon and Ebert foundations, GHI, and DAAD.  He has taught classes on modern Germany and the Holocaust, women and war, sports and U.S. culture, and connections between Oberlin's early missionary history in China and Asian American student activism at the college.  Eric earned a M.A. and Ph.D. in history as well as a C.A.S. in women’s studies at Syracuse University.

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