Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
The graduate faculty is drawn from the entire Reed College faculty. There is no set graduate curriculum, as courses and faculty members change each year. MALS students have access to all Reed faculty members they wish to consult about a particular question, interest, or course.
Faculty offering MALS courses, 2012-2014
Assistant Professor of Theatre
BA 1998 Macalester College. MFA 2002, DFA 2006 Yale School of Drama. Reed College 2009–.
Academic interests: Theatre history and literature, dramaturgy, playwriting, directing, gender and theatre.
Assistant Professor of Music
BA 1994 University of California, Santa Barbara. PhD 2005 Columbia University. Reed College 2007–.
Academic interests: music history.
Professor of Biology
BS 1973 Duke Universitiy. MS 1976, PhD 1986 Oregon State University. Reed College 1987–.
Academic interests: Plant physiology and ecophysiology, biological nitrogen fixation.
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, U.S. women's history.
Associate Professor of English and Humanities
BA 1994 Boston University. PhD 2000 Boston College. Reed College 2001-04, 2007-09, 2010-.
Academic Interests: Medieval British literatures, Chaucer, Dante, Shakespeare, Arthurian literature, narrative theory, Celtic studies, and children's literatures.
Associate Professor of German and Humanities
MA 1992 University of Hamburg. PhD 1997 University of Chicago. Reed College 1997-.
Academic Interests: Nineteenth- to twenty-first-century German literature, German Jewish culture, critical theory, literature and history, film.
Professor of German and Humanities
BA 1970, MA 1976 University of Istanbul. PhD 1986 University of Washington. Reed College 1986–.
Academic interests: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, the novel, Thomas Mann, literary and cultural theory, the German philosophical tradition.
Associate Professor of Art History and Humanities
BA 1991 University of Michigan. MA 1997 University of Illinois. PhD 2003 University of Chicago. Reed College 1994–.
Academic interests:Renaissance, baroque, and colonial Latin American art and architecture; Jews and the visual arts; methodologies of art history.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance
BA 2001 Goucher College. MA 2003, PhD 2010 Ohio State University. Reed College 2010–.
Academic interests: Dance history, critical theory, Labanotation, contemporary technique.
Professor of Russian and Humanities
BA 1970 Barnard College. AM 1972 Harvard University. Reed College 1977–.
Academic interests: Medieval Russian, romanticism and symbolism, twentieth-century poetry, narrative theory, Old Church Slavonic.
Associate Professor of Anthropology
BA 1986 Middlebury College. MA 1993, PhD 1999 University of Michigan. Reed College 2000–.
Academic interests: development, globalization, anthropology of capitalism, exchange and value, gender, ethnicity, nationalism, religion and ritual, feminist theory, linguistic anthropology, China, Tibet, East Asia.
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Humanities
BA 1992 Brandeis University. PhD 2004 Harvard University. Reed College 2006–.
Academic interests: political theory, history of political thought.
Professor of Classics and Humanities
BA, MA 1986 Brown University. BA 1989 Corpus Christi College, Oxford University. PhD 1996 University of Pennsylvania. Reed College 2002–.
Academic interests: Greek and Roman history, Greek historiography, women in the ancient world.
Professor of English and Humanities
BA 1972 Stanford University. PhD 1980 Cornell University. Reed College 1995–.
Academic interests: African American literature; American literature and cultural history; modern and contemporary drama, poetry, and fiction; creative writing; American Indian fiction.
Associate Professor of Anthropology
AB 1992 Princeton University. MA 1994, PhD 1998 University of Chicago. Reed College 2000–.
Academic interests: Race and ethnicity, colonialism and postcoloniality, migration, urbanity, sport, practice theory, historical anthropology, France, North Africa, Middle East.
Professor of Mathematics
BS 1960 Washington and Lee University. PhD 1973 Harvard University. Reed College 1965–.
Academic interests: differential geometry and ergodic theory.