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Kristin Reed

Associate Professor

Harris Hall 5106

Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, 9 a.m.-10 a.m.; Wednesday, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Advocacy-Oriented Pedagogy

Interdisciplinary &

Foundational Curriculum Design

Counterstorytelling &

Narrative Analysis

Public Education Policy


Kristin Reed joined VCU’s Department of Focused Inquiry in 2009 and served as the UNIV111/112 Curriculum and Textbook Coordinator from 2014-2017. Her doctoral research centered on mid-20th century political poetry. During her studies in Russia and Ireland, Dr. Reed witnessed how localized conflicts were informed by larger political trends, and she developed an interest in the ways writing and publishing allowed communities opportunities to counter the narratives offered by systems of power. Today, Dr. Reed focuses on advocacy-oriented pedagogy, public education policy, and public-sector labor movements.


  • Ph.D. - Comparative Literature (Russian literatures & art history), Indiana University
  • B.A. - English, James Madison University


  • United Campus Workers of Virginia
  • American Association of University Professors