Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Gender
- dance and performance
- gender, ethnicity and nationalism
- religion and ritual
- South Asia
Professor Reed lived for several years in Sri Lanka, where she conducted field research on dance, religion, and politics.
- ANTH/WMST 232 Gender and Sexuality in South Asia
- ANTH 244 South Asian Culture and Society
- ANTH/WMST 282 Dance and Culture
- UNIV 232 Peace and Society
- WMST 150 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
Dance and the Nation: Performance, Ritual, and Politics in Sri Lanka. University of Wisconsin Press. Book with DVD (2010). http://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/4559.htm
ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS
"Women and Kandyan Dance: Negotiating Gender and Tradition in Sri Lanka" In Theorizing the Local: Music, Practice and Experience in South Asia and Beyond. Richard Wolf, ed., pp. 29-47. New York: Oxford University Press (2009).
"Buddhism, Sri Lanka" "Kohomba Kankariya," "Ankeliya," "Sri Pada," "Pattini," "Skanda," "Firewalking." South Asian Folklore: An Encyclopedia, Margaret Mills, Peter Claus, and Sarah Diamond, eds. New York: Routledge (2003).
"Performing Respectability: The Berava, Middle Class Nationalism and the Classicization of Kandyan Dance in Sri Lanka." Cultural Anthropology (May 2002) vol. 17 (2): 246-277.
"The Politics and Poetics of Dance" Annual Review of Anthropology 1998, vol. 27: 503-32. Palo Alto: Annual Reviews (1998).