School of Social Sciences

Dorcas Ettang

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Dorcas Ettang

Position Senior Lecturer  
Discipline Political Science
Phone 033 260 5283
Campus Pietermaritzburg 
Office Address 344A New Arts Building

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


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


  • 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
    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.