Cynthia Kros is an historian, heritage specialist and creative writer. She was the editor of the South African Historical Journal between 2006 and 2011 and is the author of a book based on her PhD thesis entitled: The Seeds of Separate Development: Origins of Bantu Education (2010). She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of: autobiography/memoir, memorialisation, monuments, museum exhibitions, secular ideology, truth commissions and education (most recently on history and arts education). She is also a very experienced educator in the fields of history, heritage and teacher education, having spent almost 25 years employed at the University of the Witwatersrand, initially in the History Department and then latterly in the Wits School of Arts. Before that she was employed as a History lecturer at the Johannesburg College of Education and, for a brief spell, as a journalist at The Star newspaper.