Reed Walker Taylor
Virginia TechAlliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT) doctoral program
Reed is a forth year PhD candidate in the ASPECT program at Virginia Tech. The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT) is an interdisciplinary doctoral program between the departments of History, Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion and Culture. Reed is also pursuing a graduate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies as part of his dissertation research concerning the intersection of a postcolonial feminist politics, religious ethics, and identity formation in newly industrialized countries, specifically in the case of Aceh, Indonesia. More broadly, his research interests include Asian studies, postcolonial theory and praxis, feminist theory, critiques of global capitalism, and contemporary Islamic political thought.