Anthropology Department

Radicle: Reed Anthropology Review

Note: Radicle is currently on hiatus due to pandemic disruptions (2021-2023)

Vision Statement

Radicle: Reed Anthropology Review is the student-powered and peer-reviewed annual journal of anthropology at Reed College. Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and operated by students, for students, it is a space for highlighting Reed’s undergraduate work that is informed by anthropological method and theory. Though the name Radicle sounds just like “radical,” we don’t (necessarily) advocate total political reform. Instead our spelling refers to the first tiny part of a plant’s seed that initiates growth and develops into roots, alluding to our goal of representing the innovative voices of the next generation of anthropological scholars.

Radicle’s content will not be limited to anthropology majors—far from it: we invite submissions from any students who have taken anthropology courses at Reed, and additionally would like to highly encourage those who are hesitant, or feel their voices are typically muffled or ignored to submit. We hope to represent the variety of interests and talents within the Reed community, and to show that all students can and do use anthropological theories and methods for research and projects. We also seek to illustrate both the contemporary relevance and the collaborative, interdisciplinary, and multimedia nature of anthropological analysis.

Our broader mission is to bring undergraduate students at Reed into a more intimate relationship with the greater anthropological community in the U.S. and abroad. Radicle is open-access; meaning you do not need a subscription to read the work, see the photographs, or watch the videos within our publication. This ensures Radicle is an accessible medium through which to channel Reed’s undergraduate work in anthropology, giving those in academia a place to find the best work of some of the youngest minds in the field.

Inquiries? Email the editors!

Inquiries should give a brief description of the work you would like to submit. They should mention submission type and subject, and should explain a) how you utilize anthropological theory or methodology and b) what interests you about this subject. For example, one could review a text from Anthropology 211 because it seemed particularly relevant to events or theoretical debates happening today. Or one could create a photo project exploring contemporary sociocultural and political or economic issues affecting a specific Portland neighborhood. We want to hear your ideas, and we need to know why you think they belong in an academic journal of anthropology. Initial inquiries should not exceed 250 words. Email your queries to

Further Questions?

See these links for further information about submitting your work to Radicle!