Jared McDonald is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and the Assistant Dean of the Faculty of the Humanities at the University of the Free State, South Africa. His research interests include the intersections between Christianity, identity, and resistance in the Cape Colony during the early nineteenth century; the work of the London Missionary Society in southern Africa; comparative histories of settler colonialism; and the genocide of the Cape San, with a particular focus on Cape San child transfers. He has published articles on these themes in the Journal of Genocide Research, the South African Historical Journal, and Historia. He has also contributed chapters to works such as Genocide on Settler Frontiers: When Hunter-Gatherers and Commercial Stock Farmers Clash (Berghahn Books, 2015) and Chosen Peoples: The Bible, Race and Empire in the Long Nineteenth Century (Manchester University Press, 2020). His first monograph, Khoesan and Imperial Citizenship in Nineteenth Century South Africa, was published with Routledge in April 2023.