Frank Matose is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Co-Director of the Environmental Humanities South Centre at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. His research interests are in the political economy of conservation and commons in Africa. He just published an edited volume titled The Violence of Conservation in Africa with Maano Ramutsindela and Tafadzwa Mushonga (2022) He is currently finalising a monograph titled Politics of Chronic Liminality: Forests and the power of the marginalised in Southern Africa. He is a previous governing board member of the International Council for the Study of the Commons (IASC) and is an active member of the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN). He is a member of editorial boards of International Journal of the Commons, Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space.