#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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