Rosabelle Boswell is a SARCHI (South African Research Chair) Ocean Cultures and Heritage. A social anthropologist, she has a PhD from the Free University of Amsterdam and an MA from the University of Cape Town. Her current field research considers coastal cultural heritage, especially intangible cultural heritage (ICH) in five African countries: South Africa, Namibia, (Lamu) Kenya, Mozambique and Zanzibar, Tanzania. She is also conducting Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) funded research on coastal resilience in Seychelles, Kenya and South Africa. Her research partners include IORA and the NRF Community of Practice (CoP) Global Ocean Accounts Framework. She has contributed as Research Program (RP) leader on cultural heritage for the UKRI One Ocean Hub project from 2020-2023. In 2023, she was invited to the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio, Italy to work on her latest manuscript concerning African heritage. Rosabelle has published three poetry anthologies since 2019 and lead edited the Palgrave, Macmillan book entitled: The Palgrave Handbook on Blue Heritage (2022).