Arts & Humanities



June 23, 2021

The Social Dynamics of Biology

Theatre/biology major wins Class of ’21 Award for production focused on diversity and inclusion in science.

By Romel Hernandez

June 23, 2021

Where There’s Smoke

Environmental studies major wins Class of ’21 award for innovative way to measure pollutants in wildfire smoke.


June 30, 2021

Pirouetting Through the Pandemic

How Reed’s dance professors found creative ways to teach despite the challenges of social distancing.


April 27, 2021

From Antiquity to Zoom

Reed’s Latin Forum brings Portland’s young scholars together.


April 9, 2021

Documentary as a Form of Resistance

In Spanish 372 students delve into documentary films about struggles for social justice.

March 22, 2021

Race, Ethnicity, and Empire

History 315 with Prof. Radhika Natarajan examines the complex relationship between the British empire and the people it colonized.

January 12, 2021

“Howl” Unleashed

Rare audio of Allen Ginsberg’s historic 1956 reading at Reed College to be released by Omnivore Recordings.

January 11, 2021

The Artist With the Invisible Hand

John Laursen ’67 was honored with the Oregon Governor’s Arts Award.

December 15, 2020

Alaska Calling

Folk singer Mossy Kilcher ’66 has her regrets. Her life-changing time at Reed is not among them.

December 4, 2020

Professor Hailed for Book On Dance and Politics

Prof. Victoria Fortuna wins award for “exceptionally deep” study of dance and political violence.

November 19, 2020

Prof. Burford Wins Awards For Book on Mahalia Jackson

“Magisterial” study of gospel icon earns critical acclaim.

November 5, 2020

The Show Must Go On

With Rhinoceros, theatre department rethinks stagecraft in the era of social distancing.

November 3, 2020

Reed Welcomes New Faculty

An impressive group of professors join Reed's roster of dynamic profs.

October 23, 2020

Haitian Culture and Literature

Prof. Corine Stofle's French 366 is an introduction to Haiti's fascinating history and literature