This article is about the Sudan commentator. For the North Carolina state senator, see Eric Miller Reeves
Dr. Eric Reeves
(born 1950) professor emeritus
of English Language and Literature at Smith College
, where he taught courses in Shakespeare, Milton, and the history of literary theory and the history of literacy.
As of 2019, Reeves also holds the status of a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights.
Reeves has carried out research for several decades into the politics and human rights situation in Sudan
Before being employed at Smith College, Reeves received degrees in English Literature from Williams College and the University of Pennsylvania.
Reeves started studying politics and human rights in Sudan
He testified several times before the United States Congress
, has lectured widely in academic settings, and has served as a consultant to a number of human rights and humanitarian organizations operating in Sudan. Working independently, he has written on several aspects of Sudan's recent history, in particular the Darfur genocide
, and the role of the Sudanese and Chinese governments in perpetuating it. He was described as "a fierce critic" of former American President Barack Obama
's policy of reconciliation with Sudan.
Reeves received a generous grant from Humanity United (Redwood City, CA) to support his research and travel. A collection of his essays on ongoing war and human destruction in Darfur appeared as A Long Day's Dying (Key Publishing, 2007). He later published a lengthy eBook about five crucial years in the history of Sudan: "Compromising with Evil: An archival history of greater Sudan, 2007 - 2012" (www.CompromisingWithEvil.org).
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