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Nosipho Mngomezulu

South Africa & Rhodes University, 2011

I completed a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University Currently Known as Rhodes University in 2014. My PhD research, entitled “Re-imaging the Nation” focused on young people’s constructions of nationhood in Mauritius during the first Truth and Justice Commission to focus on slavery and indentured labour. My work examined youth identification practices on and off line, intergenerational conceptions and experiences of trauma, national identity, and transnationalism. This Mauritian case study contributes to furthering understandings of similar nation-building projects and processes in other post-colonial societies. I taught “Community Engaged Learning” at the University Currently known as Rhodes University in Grahamstown; “Communication for Social Change” at MICA (Ahmedabad, India); “Introduction to Critical Race Theory” at the Stanford Bing Overseas Studies Program in Cape Town and Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town. I am currently a lecturer at University of the Witwatersrand and living in Johannesburg.

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