Amanda Read is a writer, historian, visual artist, voice over artist, filmmaker, and 2016 James Madison Fellow currently based in Alabama who revels in investigating the roots of contemporary culture and politics and communicating her discoveries. Amanda wants to know why people think, speak, act, and govern the way they do, and is willing to question “why?” at levels most do not bother to wonder. Her work has been published at a variety of outlets, including The Daily Caller and Live Action News. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Troy University with a Bachelor of Science in History, and holds a Master of Arts in History from Jacksonville State University. 

Photography by Abigail Read of Doodle Knits and Crafts.