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Trevor Reed

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Associate Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520

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.

  • Ph.D., M.Phil, M.A., Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Ford Foundation fellow)
  • J.D. Columbia Law School (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
  • M.A. Arts Administration, Teachers College, Columbia University 
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 723Cultural Resources Law
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 494Special Topics
LAW 704Federal Indian Law II
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 723Cultural Resources Law