Trevor Reed is an Associate Professor of Law in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where he teaches courses in Federal Indian Law and Intellectual Property. Prior to joining the faculty at ASU, Reed taught in Columbia’s Core Curriculum and worked for Columbia's Copyright Advisory Office on the development of intellectual property rights automation.
Professor Reed’s research explores the social impacts of intellectual property law on individual and group autonomy. His recent work has focused on the linkages between creative production and Native American sovereignty, which has involved community-partnered research coupled with on-the-ground efforts to repatriate indigenous intellectual properties from museums, archives and other holding institutions back to local communities. His recent publications include Who Owns our Ancestors Voices? (Columbia Journal for Law and the Arts, Andrew Fried Prize), Reclaiming Ownership of the Indigenous Voice in the Oxford Handbook of Musical Repatriation (Oxford University Press), and Listening to Our Modern Lives in Music and Modernity among First Peoples of North America (Wesleyan University Press). Forthcoming publications include articles in the journals Anthropological Quarterly and the Journal for the Society of American Music. Professor Reed remains an active musician and composer.