Social Sciences

The Secret Cemetery

October 23, 2023

The Secret Cemetery

More than a million were buried on Hart Island, but families couldn’t visit. Melinda Hunt ’81 changed that.

By Amanda Waldroupe ’07

April 7, 2023

Fields of Resistance

Anthropology professor LaShandra Sullivan investigates land rights movements and inspires a new generation of thinkers.


April 3, 2023

Prof. Kevin Holmes Wins Cattell Sabbatical Award

The associate professor of psychology will spend the upcoming academic year continuing his studies of linguistic framing.


February 17, 2023

Two Reed Faculty Earn Fulbright Scholar Awards for 2022-23

Profs. Jamie Pommersheim [math] and Tom Landvatter [GLAM] each received grants to conduct research abroad.


February 8, 2023

The Blue Sky Falls; the White Sun Sets

The Burn Your Draft podcast talks Taiwanese politics with Seamus Boyle ’22.

September 28, 2022

Newly Tenured Faculty Bring Ideas and Innovation to Reed

Get to know ten professors making exceptional contributions to the college’s mission.

December 16, 2021

Science and Systematic Racism

A year since the murder of George Floyd, the scientific community still needs to listen to more Black voices.

December 10, 2021

Secrets Do Make Friends

Psychologist Luke Chang ’02 spills the beans about the hidden power of gossip.

July 12, 2021

The Long Arc

Prof. Mary James has been working to reshape Reed’s trajectory on race for three decades.

July 9, 2021

The Ominous Cracks in the US News College Ranking System

Malcolm Gladwell exposes the circular logic and the culture of privilege embedded in the ranking giant’s algorithm.

May 25, 2021

Truth and Justice in Tulsa

The Ground Breaking unearths the sinister history of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.

April 13, 2021

Race, Heat, and Redlining

Urban heat islands are often a legacy of racism. Cate Mingoya ’08 has ideas on how to fix that.

April 12, 2021

Spread the Word

Reed grads have written an astonishing number of books about climate change and sustainability. Here’s a tiny sample.