Social Sciences and Humanitie
Mr Nkosiyomzi Haile Matutu

The Hub for Decolonial Feminist Psychologies in Africa, Department of Psychology
University of Cape Town.

Mr Haile Matutu studies intimate partner violence (IPV) – a critical issue in South Africa as the country experiences one of the highest IPV rates in the world. Mr Matutu centres on IPV in homosexual relationships, which is a particularly under-researched topic within IPV scholarship. His research suggests that queer and gay-identifying men experience IPV at rates that are significantly higher than straight men, and at rates comparable or higher than those among heterosexual women. He is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology at UCT. He obtained his undergraduate and Honours degrees in General Psychology from Nelson Mandela University and his Master’s in Psychological Research from UCT. He worked in the private sector before moving to academia. At UCT he worked as a Teaching Assistant and Tutor as well as a Course Co-convener and Research Assistant. He has authored/co-authored four journal articles and a book chapter and is currently a Guest Editor of a special issue of Social and Health Sciences Journal on Unsettling Knowledge Production on Gendered & Sexual Violence.