Amber Reed

Visiting Scholar


Barnard College, B.A. in Anthropology; University of California, Los Angeles, MA and PhD in Anthropology

Research Interests

South Africa, Childhood & Youth, Democracy, NGOs, Politics of Culture, Nostalgia

Selected Publications

2016 - “Nostalgia in the Post-Apartheid State.” Anthropology Southern Africa. 39(2):97-109.

2015 - "Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa." Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology. Ed. John Jackson. New York: Oxford University Press.

2011 - “Creating New Leaders: Youth Activism in South Africa." Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies. 36(2).

2010 - “Don’t Keep It To Yourself!”: Digital Storytelling with South African Youth. With Hill, Amy. online journal. Volume 6, issue 2.

2009 - “Don’t Keep it to Yourself:” Young People in Mhlontlo (Eastern Cape) tell their stories through the Digital Stories Project. Sonke Gender Justice Network.