School of Social Sciences

Dorcas Ettang

Dorcas Ettang

Senior Lecturer

DisciplinePolitical Science


Contact Number 033-260-5283

CampusPietermaritzburg Campus

Office Address 344A New Arts Building

Last Updated 6 years ago

Degrees Held

  • PhD,  Conflict Transformation and Peace Studies (UKZN)
  • MA, Political Science, (University of Windsor)
  • BA (Honors) Political Studies, Bishop’s University 

Research Interests

  • Peacebuilding
  • Conflict Transformation
  • Conflict Prevention
  • Non-violence
  • Human Security
  • Peace and Conflict Studies

Teaching Interests

  • Politics and Law in South Africa
  • Independent Research: Government Business and Ethics 

Selected Publications

  • Ettang, D. and Okem, A. (2016) Perpetrators and Victims: Exploring Women’s Roles in
    Ethno-religious conflicts in Plateau State, Nigeria. Gender and Behaviour, 14 (2), 7354 – 7363.
  • Ogunsina, S. and Ettang, D. (2016) Communicating South Africa’s Soft Power: Agents, Instruments and Recipients. Communicatio, 42 (3), 293-312.
  • Ettang, D. and Okem, A. (2016) “An Examination of the Roles of Cooperatives in Post-conflict Societies” in Okem, A. (ed.) Theoretical and Empirical Studies on Cooperatives: Lessons for Cooperatives in South Africa. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Ettang D. (2016) “Transformation Education”: Interrogating the Utility of Conflict Transformation Theory in Peace Education in Plateau State Nigeria. in Maphosa S. and Keasley, A. (ed.)  Peace Education in Fragile African Contexts – Thinking about Effectiveness: What’s going to make a Difference. Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa.
  • Ferrante, J. and Ettang, D. (2016) “Demography and Migration with Emphasis on Examining Impact and Responses by the Family, Community and Government in South Africa” in Ferrante, J. et al (eds.) Sociology: A
    South African Perspective
    . Hampshire: Cengage Learning EMEA.
  • Ettang, D. (2014) Female Presidents in Africa: New Norms in Leadership or Reflection of Current Practice. In Jallow, B. (ed.) Leadership in Postcolonial Africa: Trends Transformed by Independence. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Ettang D. (2014) Africa and the global trade in illicit small arms and light weapons, in Murithi, T. ed. Handbook of Africa’s International Relations. Tim Murithi, Routledge: New York.