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Dorcas Ettang is an academic-practitioner completing a PhD in conflict transformation and peace studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She is a former lecturer at the School of Social Sciences, University of KwaZulu Natal, and a programme officer and analyst with the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) in Durban, South Africa. Her areas of research focus broadly on conflict prevention, peacebuilding, conflict transformation, and nonviolence with a grassroots focus.