Isaac Ariail Reed


Isaac Ariail Reed, a senior fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture and codirector of its Hannah Arendt Working Group on Critical Theories of Modernity, is a professor of sociology at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Power in Modernity: Agency Relations and the Creative Destruction of the King’s Two Bodies and Interpretation and Social Knowledge: On the Use of Theory in the Human Sciences and coeditor of Social Theory Now.

Gnosticism in Modernity, or Why History Refuses to End

from Hope Itself, Volume 24, Number 3

Contending with a radical distrust of the created world.

Myths Have Their Reasons…

from Authenticity, Volume 23, Number 3

Putting the cult back into culture in the analysis of politics.