Arts & Humanities



April 27, 2021

From Antiquity to Zoom

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

By Robin Tovey ’97

April 9, 2021

Documentary Resistance

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


March 22, 2021

Defining and Defying Difference

History students explore race, ethnicity, and empire with Prof. Radhika Natarajan


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

September 23, 2020

Trouble in the Mines of Titan

A graphic novel by François Vigneault ’13 imagines a future beset with new forms of oppression on the moons of Saturn.

September 15, 2020

MAITA’s New Album Rocks the Critics

In her debut album Best Wishes, Maria Maita-Keppeler ’14 is intimate but never fragile.

July 20, 2020

Close Encounters of the Literary Kind

Professor Jiang wins ACLS fellowship to study modern Chinese literature.