Greenberg Distinguished Scholar Program

Fall 2016: Kimberly Peirce

The Greenberg Distinguished Scholar Program was established on the occasion of Reed’s centennial with a gift from Dan Greenberg ’62 and his wife and philanthropic partner Susan Steinhauser.

Since 2012, the program has brought visiting scholars to campus to stimulate and support the work of students and provide faculty with the opportunity for in-depth intellectual exchange with a prominent member of their field.


My X-Rating: Who Was Ever Hurt By An Orgasm That Lasted Too Long?
Gender, Sexuality, Desire, and Power in Hollywood and Beyond

Thursday, November 10, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Vollum lecture hall

Film Screening and Q&A: Boys Don't Cry

Friday, November 11, 2016
5 p.m.
Vollum lecture hall

Kimberly Peirce photo

Kimberly Peirce staked her place as a director of singular vision and craft with her unflinching debut feature, Boys Don't Cry, which earned numerous honors including the Best Actress Oscar for the film's star, Hilary Swank. She subsequently co-wrote and directed Stop-Loss and later directed Carrie in 2013. Most recently, Peirce has directed episodes of the acclaimed shows American Crime, Turn, Halt and Catch Fire, and Manhattan, as well a the forthcoming shows Six and I Love Dick. Peirce is an executive producer of the upcoming A&E TV show Impact. Peirce received her MFA from Columbia University, is a graduate of Sundance Institute's Writing and Directing Film Labs, and is on the executive board of the Director's Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.