Anselmo Matusse

Anselmo Matusse holds a bachelor’s degree in English Language Teaching and another BA in Anthropology from Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique. He holds a master’s degree in environmental science from Linköping University and another in Digital Humanities from Linnaeus University in Sweden. He completed his PhD studies in June 2021 at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, within the Environmental Humanities South Cluster. His dissertation focused on the changing relations between residents and Mount Mabo in Zambézia Province, northern Mozambique, in the context of NGOs and nature conservationists’ attempts to turn the mountain into a formally protected area after a group of British scientists had “found'' the mountain in 2005 using Google Earth. Anselmo Matusse was also a Postdoctoral visiting fellow at the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities, University of Oslo, in Norway. He received the APN Individual Research fellowship award in 2022 and completed a research project on the late Mozambican artist, Malangatana Valente Nguenya’s murals and their multiple interpretations in Mozambique. His research interests include extractivism, land politics, local cosmologies, decoloniality, digital media, and platformization in Mozambique.

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