Professor Rosabelle Boswell is an anthropologist, a National Research Foundation (NRF) Rated Researcher and Executive Dean of Arts at Nelson Mandela University, South Africa. She is author of Le Malaise Creole: Ethnic Identity in Mauritius (Oxford: Berghahn), Representing Heritage in Zanzibar and Madagascar (Addis Ababa: Eclipse); Challenges to Identifying and Managing Intangible Cultural Heritage in Mauritius, Zanzibar and Seychelles (Dakar: Codesria) and Postcolonial African Anthropologies (coedited with F. Nyamnjoh Pretoria: HSRC Press). She has also authored many articles on cultural identity and has done ethnographic fieldwork in South Africa, Mauritius, Zanzibar and Madagascar. Her work has been funded by the Netherlands Foundation for Scientific Research); the South African National Research Foundation, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa and Organisation for Social Science Research in East and southern Africa. In 2010, she served as a research team leader for the Mauritius Truth and Justice Commission, examining the legacies of slavery.