Ms Sharon Gabie is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Rhodes University, South Africa. Her research interest is among the Khoe-San people of southern Africa, focussing on 'particular claims to indigeneity' in South Africa post-1994. Her work marries an investigation into identity politics and personhood at an individual and collective level with the political economy of particular territories, unpacking the relationship between citizens and the state at both the micro and macro levels.