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.

Photography by Abigail Read of Doodle Knits and Crafts.