#20: Sexual Politics in Argentina with Dashiell Allen ’21, Spanish

Dashiell’s thesis exploration of sexual politics in Argentina in the 70s and 80s begins by examining a publication called Somos, an underground magazine published by what was likely the first lgbt political organization in Latin America. Dashiell also talks about what it was like to graduate Reed as a “spring/fall senior” (students who graduate in the fall instead of in the spring as most Reed students do).

Reed community members can read Dashiell’s thesis, “From Somos to Prosa plebeya: A Discussion of Sexual Politics in Argentina,” online in the Electronic Theses Archive.

#16: “Alexa, Who Are You?” with Libby O’Neil ’19, MALS

Frank interviewed a recent MALS grad, Libby O’Neil ’19, about her master’s thesis, “‘A Voice and Nothing More’: Technological Embodiment and the Artificial Female Voice.” Libby is a graduate of Reed’s only graduate degree program, the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, often referred to as the MALS degree. Libby used Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant as a primary text for part of her thesis, and used Alexa, in part, to examine some ways we use technology in our daily lives.

Learn more about Reed’s MALS program.

Reed community members can read Libby’s thesis online in the Electronic Theses Archive.

#15: Queer Intimacy in Media with Saga Darnell ’20, Theatre/Dance

Frank and Saga discuss Saga’s thesis, “Our Beds Are Islands: Creating Queer Intimacy Through Physical Theatre In The Age Of Streaming Media”, which included a theatre performance in the fall.

If you’d like to hear more from Saga, check out this TEDx event from January 2020 (referenced on the podcast).

Reed community members can read Saga’s thesis online in the Electronic Theses Archive.

#5: Gender Pronoun Use at Reed with Jade Fung ’20, Psychology

Quarantine has created an atmosphere for a lot of difficult conversations with friends and especially families. Today we will hear from Jade about her research study on gender and pronouns amongst Reed students.

Reed community members can read Jade’s thesis online in the Electronic Theses Archive.