(Ph.D., Indiana University, 2006)
As a cultural anthropologist, Dr. Reed’s research interests have focused on the construction of diaspora African identity, heritage tourism, globalization, and political economy. Since the 1990s, she has carried out long-term field research in Ghana on topics related to the interface of culture and economics. Her most notable publication to date is Pilgrimage Tourism of Diaspora Africans to Ghana (2014), but she has also published in Museum Anthropology, and contributed book chapters for edited volumes on tourism, heritage, and diaspora from Palgrave MacMillan, Ashgate, Blackwell, and Routledge. She teaches courses in African and African American Studies, Anthropology, and International Studies.