Marc Röntsch is a Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy and the Department of Music at Nelson Mandela University.  His research focus is on identity politics and critical race theory in post-apartheid popular music of the Western Cape. Marc completed his PhD in Musicology at Stellenbosch University under the supervision of Prof Stephanus Muller, and previously held an Andrew W Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Africa Open Institute for Music, Research and Innovation. He is also a guitarist and bassist, having performed with bands such as Stereo Zen, Tape Hiss and Sparkle, The Hot Club of Cape Town and Black Moscow.