Dr Frank Matose

Senior Lecturer: Department of Sociology
Natural resource commons governance; commons management; power, knowledge, policy and development
Dr Frank Matose


I am an academic staff member in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cape Town. My interests are in natural resource commons in Southern Africa with particular focus on the intersection of local people, the State, conservation and protected areas. Interests in these areas are informed by intellectual projects around environmental governance, social justice, knowledge and power. I recently co-edited the book Coping amidst chaos: Studies on adaptive collaborative management from Zimbabwe with Alois Mandondo and Ravi Prabhu.

Dr Matose's full biography can be found here


Tel: +27 (0)21 650 3501
Email:  Frank.Matose@uct.ac.za

Associated Centre: 

Environmental Humanities

Environmental Humanities

The environmental humanities is the term for a dynamic and growing field in universities across the world, one promoting interdisciplinary scholarship that explores how we understand the relations between humans and the environment in all areas of cultural production.