Amber R. Reed’s background and interests are in the areas of South Africa, youth, democracy, race, nostalgia, apartheid, and visual media. Her most recent project, currently under review for publication as a book, investigates how rural South Africans teach and learn about democratic ideals and human rights just after the fall of apartheid. She is also beginning a new project that will examine both the fantasies and realities of post-apartheid life in suburban Johannesburg. Dr. Reed earned her PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2014. See more of her work on her website here.