T.V. REED

Buchanan Distinguished Professor of American Studies & English T.V. Reed photo

T. V. Reed is the Lewis E. and Stella G. Buchanan Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies at Washington State University. Reed teaches classes on cultural theory, on contemporary American fiction, on social movements, and on popular culture. All of Reed's work deals with the relationship between cultural forms and social change. He is the author of Fifteen Jugglers, Five Believers: Literary Politics and the Poetics of American Social Movements (Univ. of California Press)

Reed's most recent book, The Art of Protest (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2005) retells the history of key US social movements from Civil Rights era to the current movement against corporate globalization using cultural forms (music, murals, poetry, drama, etc.) as lenses onto the movements.

Listen to an interview about the art of protest from Minnesota Public Radio

Reed is also working on a book introducing critical cyberculture studies, and on another treating thirties Northwest radical novelist Robert Cantwell. Reed's articles on James Agee and E.L. Doctorow have appeared in Representations and American Literary History. He is the author of the most widely used bibliographic essay on "Theory and Method in American Studies," appearing originally in American Studies International, and now also available in a much-expanded online version. He has published several acticles recently in the area of interdisciplinary peace studies, focusing on cultural forces within the US and international peace movements. An acrticle on decolonial environmental justice cultural criticism will be published soon in MELUS, and a piece on the cultural study of social movements will appear next year in the leading European handbook on social movement theory. Some of Reed's published articles are available online: on apartheid and popular music, on Indian radicals in film, and on environmental justice ecocriticism.

Reed has been a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Cultural Studies of the University of California, Santa Cruz, a Fulbright Senior Lecturer at the JFK Institute for North American Studies in Berlin, Germany, and a Mellon Fellow at Wesleyan University. He was co-chair of the national American Studies Association's conference for 2002, and is currently a member of the ASA's national council. He has long worked for the internationalization of American studies, the effort to undercut the ethnocentrism too often found in the field and has been involved projects with universities in Ukraine, Morocco, the Peoples' Republic of China, and Japan.

He was Associate Editor of Electronic Publishing for the American Studies Association's journal, American Quarterly.

Reed has been very active in the use of electronic media in American studies and has been instrumental in creating World Wide Web-based resource projects, including the following sites for which he has had primary design, development and maintenance responsibilities: