Take a circular hair tie and set it on a table. That’s an “unknot”. Pick it up, cut it, twist it into a knot and then reconnect the cut ends, and now you’ve got the kind of knot that mathematicians study. Follow along as Erika takes us on a brief journey into her thesis focusing on knot theory.
Reed community members can read Erika’s thesis, “Khovanov Homology: Putting Pants on Knots,” online in the Electronic Theses Archive.
Albert talked with Hannah about her thesis exploring how students with chronic illnesses manage their time while in college by studying Reed students.
Reed community members can read Hannah’s thesis, “‘Resting time is not wasted time’: Chronic Illness, Time Perspectives, and The Reed Student Experience,” online in the Electronic Theses Archive.
Dive into comic book studies and some great advice on how to approach the thesis with Will in Albert’s first interview for the podcast.
Reed community members can read Will’s thesis, “Extended Gutters: Sequencing Space and the Narrative Power of the Panel in Watchmen,” online in the Electronic Theses Archive.
This is a podcast, and that was an assertion. Joseph spent a year exploring the nature of assertions like this in his thesis (which was mostly written after midnight, apparently).
This is also the last interview conducted by last year’s student producer, Amelie. Thank you Amelie for all the work you did for the podcast, and for helping us get to where we are.
Reed community members can read Joseph’s thesis, “Asserting as Committing,” online in the Electronic Theses Archive.
Natalya and Amelie talk about how Natalya found Reed and became a religion major. This is also our last episode of the semester. We’ll be back after winter break with more interviews from the class of 2022.
Reed community members can read Natalya’s thesis, “The Ineffable Center: Islam in Borges’s Intertextual Universes,” online in the Electronic Theses Archive.