Susan A. Reed
Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Anthropology
3A Marts Hall
Susan A. Reed is a cultural anthropologist specializing in the study of dance and performance, gender, ethnicity and nationalism, religion and ritual, and South Asia. She lived for several years in Sri Lanka, where she conducted field research on dance, religion, and politics. She teaches courses in anthropology, women's and gender studies, and peace studies, and is the director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender.
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
"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).