Hedley Twidle

I grew up on mining towns in remote parts of South Africa, and joined the English Department in 2010. I am now a senior lecturer in southern African and postcolonial literatures. Much of my research deals with very local materials – the natural, literary and social histories of Cape Town – as it explores the difficult relation between postcolonial and environmentalist approaches in the humanities.

Frank Matose

Dr. Frank Matose is deputy director of Environmental Humanities South and a senior academic within the Sociology Department of the University of Cape Town. His research interests are in environmental sociology with a particular focus on Southern Africa, placing emphasis on the intersection of local people, the state, capital, forest conservation, and protected areas.

Lesley Green

Lesley Green is director of Environmental Humanities South. She is an associate professor of Anthropology in the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Masters and Doctoral Fellowships in the Environmental Humanities


Applications are invited for two Masters fellowships and one PhD fellowship specialising in the Environmental Humanities programme at UCT, funded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation. The foundation specifically seeks to award these to black South African students. To apply please contact once you have submitted an official UCT application for the degree