Research

Thematic Research Areas

  • Creole linguistic development;
  • Genesis of Indian Ocean Creoles and their evolution;
  • Origins of Seychellois Creole culture;
  • Contribution of Madagascar to Indian Ocean Creole cultures
  • The Bourbonnais and Ile de France connections;
  • Early history and consequent historical developments;
  • Slavery and its aftermath;
  • Music, song and dance;
  • Social and cultural anthropology;
  • Literature and literary developments;
  • Theatre and performance;
  • Creole architecture;
  • Creole culture and sustainable development;
  • Creole culture and the Blue Economy.

Research Projects

  • « Le créole parlé par les jeunes seychellois : des nouvelles pratiques langagières favorisées par le contact entre l’anglais et le créole » : recherche (en cours) de Aneesa Vel
  • « Vola Ma’Efa- Malagasy contribution to Seychellois culture » ongoing research by Miera Savy in collaboration with CLCRI
  • « Women and power in Seychelles » Article by Penda Choppy
  • « Attitude to slavery and race in Seychelles creole oral literature » research thesis by Penda Choppy
  • « Universalism and Creolization in Seychellois Proverbs » article by Penda Choppy
  • « The dilemma of the modern creole identity » CIEC colloquium paper Penda Choppy
  • « Nouvo fason ekrir serten mo an kreol seselwa lo « facebook » : en bon lenvansyon ouswa en menas pour levolisyon leng-wistik sa lalang ? » colloquium paper by Aneesa Vel