Rafael Verbuyst

Rafael Verbuyst has a joint PhD in History (Ghent University, 2021) and Anthropology (University of the Western Cape, 2021). He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University’s History Department, funded by the Research Foundation – Flanders. Rafael is also a visiting research fellow at the University of Cape Town’s Centre for African Studies (2022-2024). His research centres on the revival of indigenous identity in post-apartheid South Africa, settler colonialism, ethnographic methodology, the political uses of the past and the concept of indigeneity. He is the author of 'Khoisan Consciousness: An Ethnography of Emic Histories and Indigenous Revivalism in Post-Apartheid Cape Town'.




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Ghent University
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