Dean of the Faculty

Academic Conferences

The 8th Annual Political Networks Conference, organized by Alex Montgomery of Reed, and David Kinsella of PSU, and sponsored by the departments of Political Science at Reed College and Portland State University, June 17–20, 2015. Reed alumna Martina Morris, of UW, delivered the plenary on "Network connectivity thresholds and HIV disparities by race in the US," and there were panels on environmentalism, clientelism, voting, and political and legislative networks. Participants came from all over the US.

The Ninth Annual West Coast Joint Graduate Liberal Studies (GLS) Symposium, organized by Barbara Amen, director of Special Programs at Reed, and sponsored by the Reed Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program, June 19-21, 2015. An interdisciplinary symposium with papers from GLS students and alumni in religion, literature, philosophy, history, and social science. Participating schools, in addition to Reed College, included Dominican University of California, Maastricht University (Netherlands), Marylhurst, Mount St. Mary's, SDSU, Simon Fraser, St. John's College Santa Fe, Stanford, and UW Tacoma.

The Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest, organized by CAPN President Sonia Sabnis of the Reed Classics department, March 20-21, 2015. Speakers came from colleges and universities throughout the Northwest, as well as Tulane, Boston, Princeton, Johns Hopkins, UCLA, Berkeley, and Bucknell. The keynote was delivered by Professor Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi of Stanford University. Three Reed alums came back to speak: Jessica Kapteyn '07 and Rachel Carlson '06 at UW, and Brett Rogers '99 at the University of Puget Sound.

Middle East Research and Information, organized by Paul Silverstein of the Anthropology department and jointly sponsored by the departments of Anthropology, Art, and Political Science at Reed College; Anthropology and Women's Studies at Lewis and Clark; and the Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University; November 1-2, 2013. Panels, seminars and lectures explored: Art and Media in the Arab Uprisings, Gender Relations in a Changing Middle East, the Syrian conflict, Trials of Totured Terror Suspects, and Grassroots Movements in the Middle East. In addition to faculty from Reed and Oregon, panelists came from Appalachian, Denison, Georgetown, George Mason, Northwestern, UCSB, UIC, and UNH.

Northwest Five Consortium (NW5C) Gender Studies Summer Workshop, June 13, 2013, organized by Kjersten Whittington (Sociology, Reed College), Marva Duerksen (Music, Willamette University), Deborah Heath (Gender Studies & Anthropology, Lewis and Clark), Greta Austin (Religious Studies, UPS), Melissa Wilcox (Religion and Gender Studies, Whitman College). The NW5C Gender Studies Faculty Consortium was launched in 2013 to serve faculty who teach topics of gender, sex, and sexuality. The consortium supports communication across the NW5C campuses (the five campuses represented above), enables the sharing of campus-based news and events, and enhances pedagogical practices and research in these topic areas. This inaugural faculty summer workshop was designed to connect NW5C faculty in pursuit of these goals, focusing on pedagogy, campus climate/culture, and program structure and curriculum.

The Association for Political Theory, organized by Tamara Metz of the Political Science department and sponsored by the Political Science department at Reed College, October 2010. The APT brings together scholars at different stages of their careers, from different kinds of institutions (with particular outreach to teaching schools), and assesses both teaching and scholarship. The keynote presentation was delivered by Bernard Yack of Brandeis University on the “The Moral Problem with Nationalism.” Students helped in planning, met and transported scholars, were ushers/guides at the event, and presented papers.