#52: Post-Reconstruction Struggles of Chinese Women with LiLi Siedare ’23, History

LiLi’s thesis focused on the struggles that Chinese women faced in the U.S. after the Civil War, and the damage done to Asian American immigrants by the Page Act of 1875.

Reed community members can read LiLi’s thesis, “‘For Lewd and Immoral Purposes’: Chinese Women in the United States and the Page Act of 1875,” online in the Electronic Theses Archive.

#32: Pigs and Plantations with Ema Chomsky ’21, Environmental Studies

Ema Chomsky ’21 wrote her thesis on the environmental history of Haiti by focusing on U.S. interventions in the country.

Reed community members can read Ema’s thesis, “Pigs and Plantations: US Environmental Interventions in Haiti in the Twentieth Century,” online in the Electronic Theses Archive.

#25: The Queer Outdoors with Lauren Mondroski ’21, History

Lauren and Amelie talk about Lauren’s thesis on intersections between queerness and the wilderness in postwar war America.

Lauren also created a Spotify playlist to go along with her thesis work. Here’s the playlist link if you’d like to check it out.

Reed community members can read Lauren’s thesis, “Out on the Trail: Queer Representations of Wilderness, Morality, and Fantasy, 1950-1979,” online in the Electronic Theses Archive.

#22: Afghanistan and the Taliban with Ethan Sandweiss ’19, History

Our host, Amelie Andreas ’24, speaks with Ethan Sandweiss ’19 about his thesis on Afghanistan entitled “Highway to Hell: Afghanistan, America, and the Fragmented State.” Since this episode concerned recent events, this interview focuses a little more on the content of the thesis, and a little less on the experience of writing the thesis, than our interviews usually do. It is also a little bit longer than most episodes.

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