The Committee on Graduate Studies
Faculty members of the Committee on Graduate Studies serve as advisers to MALS students, attend thesis orals boards, assist with the evaluation of initial and candidacy applications, and set policies and curriculum for the program. Membership in the committee varies from year to year. Members for the 2016–17 academic year include:
Professor of Russian
MA 1990 Tartu University, Estonia. PhD 1998 University of California, Berkeley. Reed College 1999–.
Academic interests: Russian symbolism, the semiotics of Soviet culture, gender and sexuality in Russian culture, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century poetry.
Professor of English and Humanities
AB 1988 Harvard College. PhD 1996 Princeton University. Reed College 1996-1999, 2001–.
Academic interests: The novel, British modernism, Victorian literature, queer studies, postcolonial studies.
Cornelia Marvin Pierce Professor of History and Humanities
BA 1982 Reed College. MA, MPhil 1986, PhD 1996 Yale University. Reed College 1991–.
Academic interests: American social and cultural history, United States women's history.
Assistant Professor of Dance
AB 2007 Brown University. MA 2008, PhD 2013 Northwestern University. Reed College 2015–.
Academic interests: Dance and performance studies, dance and politics, Latin America, contemporary technique.
Assistant Professor of Spanish and Humanities
BA 2000 Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala. MA 2006, PhD 2012 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Reed College 2014–.
Academic interests: Twentieth- and twenty-first-century Latin American narrative and culture, critical and spatial theory.