Amber R. Reed is Assistant Professor of International Studies at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a PhD and MA in anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a graduate of Barnard College in New York City. She has been conducting ethnographic research in South Africa since 2009, and is the author of Nostalgia after Apartheid: Disillusionment, Youth, and Democracy in South Africa (Notre Dame Press, 2020).
Ziyanda Xaso has a Master’s Degree of Social Science in African Studies from the University of Fort Hare and a passion for social change. She is currently working in the nonprofit sector in the Eastern Cape.