Liz Timbs completed her MA at George Mason University in 2009. Liz is now a PhD candidate at Michigan State University. USA. Liz is focusing on Zulu History, especially masculinity and warrior cultures. She is currently working on a paper on revival of male circumcision by Zulu King. Her travel to South Africa is for pre-desertion research. She has been conducting her researches at the following places in South Africa:Durban – Killie Campbell, Durban Archives RepositoryPietermaritzburg – Alan Paton, Provincial ArchiveJohannesburg – Wits Historical PapersPretoria – National ArchivesLiz is hoping to return to Pietermaritzburg for a year to conduct research. Liz said she really loves been in South Africa. We at the Alan Paton Centre wishes her all the best on her PhD.