Alonso, a member
of the Reed faculty since 2001, has become associate professor of Spanish and humanities.
He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he lived
several years in France, where he earned a master’s from the University of Paris VII
and a DEA from the Sorbonne Nouvelle. His field of study is the Latin American essay. He is
working on a book on the rhetoric of the writer and congressman José Enrique Rodó,
about whom he has published several articles. Alonso contributed to the anthology Jorge
Luis Borges (1899–1986) as Writer and Social Critic. At Reed he has taught courses
on the short story, the essay, Argentinean literature, Cuban literature, and cultural studies.
García-Bryce, a member
of the Reed faculty since 2001, has become associate professor of Spanish and humanities. She
earned a Ph.D. from Princeton University and a B.A. from Yale University. García-Bryce
has written articles on the lyrical poetry and on the political prose of the seventeenth-century
Spanish canonical writer Francisco de Quevedo.She has also written on hermetical works of
Pedro Calderón de la Barca. García-Bryce has taught courses on sixteenth- and
seventeenth-century Peninsular literature and culture, as well as on Spanish and Latin American
twentieth-century avant-garde poetry. In addition, she has taught in the Humanities in Perspective
Garrett, a member of the Reed
faculty since 1998, will become associate professor of history and humanities. Garrett earned
a Ph.D. from Columbia University,an M.A. from Harvard University, and a B.A. from Yale University.
Garrett’s main area of interest and research is the colonial Andes, and particularly
indigenous societies. He has published several articles and has just completed a book manuscript
role of the Inca nobility of Cusco (descendants of the pre-conquest imperial elite)in the colonial
order. His next project is on 16th-century Spanish and Peruvian political thought, in particular
the role of understandings of “natural law” in the promotion and formulation of
plans for the reorganization of indigenous society. At Reed Garrett teaches colonial and modern
Latin American history, early modern Spanish history, and Humanities 110 and 210.
Paul Gronke, a member
of the Reed faculty since 2001, is an associate professor of political science. He received
his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and his B.A. from the University of Chicago. Gronke
studies American politics and methodology, specializing in public opinion and Congressional
and presidential elections. He is the author of The Electorate, the Campaign, and the Vote (Michigan
2000) as well as numerous scholarly articles in journals and chapters in edited volumes. Gronke
has written opinion pieces for a variety of newspapers, including the New York Times,
has served as a radio and television commentator, and manages a weekly email list for students
of American politics for W.W. Norton.
Alexandra Hrycak, a member of the
Reed faculty since 1998, has become associate professor of sociology. She earned her Ph.D.
from the University of Chicago and her B.A. from Rutgers University. Hrycak’s research
has focused primarily on investigating the role of women’s voluntary associations in
post-Soviet democratization. Her research conducted in Ukraine and in Washington, D.C., in
2001 examined how aid affects women’s groups and why U.S. democracy programs are often
ineffective in sustaining civic participation. Her publications include “Post-Soviet
Grassroots Women’s Associations: From Mothers’ Rights to Equal Rights” (in Women’s
Community Activism and Globalization: Linking the Local and Global for Social Change,
ed. Nancy Naples and Manisha K. Desai, Routledge, 2002) and “The Dilemmas of Civic Revival:
Ukrainian Women since Independence” (Journal of Ukrainian Studies, Vol. 26,
2003). She has also worked to improve student access to the quantitative and qualitative data
analysis software used in introductory sociology.
Stasch ’91, a member
of the Reed faculty since 1998, has become associate professor of anthropology. After graduating
from Reed, he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His research and teaching focus
on Indonesia, the Pacific, signification, and social relations. He will be on leave in 2004-05
to complete a book, Bonds with Others among Korowai of West Papua: Kinship, Mourning, and
Festivity in a Dispersed Society, supported by a National Endowment for the Humanities
fellowship. This book, and articles published in journals such as American Ethnologist and Journal
of the Royal Anthropological Institute, are based on two years of fieldwork he conducted
in West Papua between 1992 and 2002.