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:
Omar and Althea Hoskins Professor of Classical Studies and Humanities
BA 1974 St. Mary's College. MA 1976 University of California, Santa Barbara. PhD 1981 Stanford University. Reed College 1981-.
Academic interests: Greek and Latin literature, ancient philosophy.
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
BA 1994 University of California, Berkeley. MFA 2011 University of Michigan. Reed College 2012-.
Academic interests: Poetry and nonfiction
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 History and Humanities
BA 1989 University of Chicago. AM 1990, PhD 2000 Brown University. Reed College 2000-.
Academic interests: Old Regime France; medieval and early modern European legal, social, and cultural history; Renaissance Italy.
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.