Dr V. Ferim

Senior Lecturer
Political Science and International Relations
Contact Details: 
+27 40 602 2496

Dr Valery Ferim is a Senior Lecturer of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa. He is holder of a B.Sc. (Political Science - University of Buea, Cameroon), BA Honours (Peace Studies and International Relations – North West University, South Africa), MA (International Relations - North West University, South Africa) and PhD (Conflict Transformation and Peace Studies – University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa).  He is a member of the South African Association of Political Science.

Research Interests: 

His research interests include: African politics, peace and conflict studies, African indigenous knowledge systems. 

African Politics, International Relations and Comparative Politics
  1. Ferim, V. and Kaya, H. (2018). “The Relevance of African Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Contemporary Conflict Transformation: The Case of the Bakweri Chieftaincy in Cameroon”. Africa Insight, Vol. 47 (4), pp. 59-71
  2. Ferim, V. and Kaya, H. (2018). “An Examination of Afrocentric Approaches to Contemporary Conflict Transformation”. Indilinga: African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 67-80.
  3. Ferim, V. (2017). “Reassessing the Relevance of the Pan-African Discourse in Contemporary International Relations”. Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory, Vol. 64, Issue 153, pp. 85-100.
  4. Ferim, V. (2017). “Xenophobia, an Obstacle to African Unity: The Case of South Africa”, in, Forje, J. (ed.) Withering or Constructing African Unity. Moldova: Lambert Academic Publishing. Pp. 236-251.
  5. Ferim, V. (2016). “The Nexus between African Traditional Practices and Homophobic Violence towards Lesbians in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa’. Gender & Behaviour, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 7413-7421.
  6. Ferim, V. (2014). “Religious Fundamentalism: A Catalyst to Violent Conflict in the Central African Republic” in, Ewusi, S.K. (ed), Peacebuilding in Sub-Saharan Africa: African Perspectives. Ethiopia: United Nations University for Peace, Africa Programme. Pp. 145-159.
  7. Ferim, V. (2013). “African Solutions to African Problems: The Fault line in Conflict Resolution in Africa”, published in: The African Union Ten Years After: Solving African Problems with Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance. Muchie, M. Lukhele-Olorunju, P. and Akpor, O. (eds.). Pretoria: Africa Institute. Pp. 143-155. 
  8. Ferim, V. (2013). “One-Party Domination, a Flaw in Africa's Democracy: Comparative Cases from Cameroon and South Africa. African Journal of Political Science and International Relations, Vol. 7(7), pp. 304-309.
  9. Ateba, C., Kaya, H., Pitso, F. and Ferim, V. (2012). “Botswana Indigenous Knowledge of Medicinal and Food Plant Uses for Sustainable Community Livelihood” in, Smith, J. and Masoga, M. (eds.), African Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Sustainable Development: Challenges and Prospects. Durban: People’s Publishers. Pp. 68-86.   
  10. Ferim, V. (2012). “The Centralisation of Political Power as an Impediment to Peace and Security in Cameroon” in, Peace and Security for African Development: Proceedings of the Sixth Annual AISA Young Graduates and Scholars (AYGS) Conference held in Boksburg, South Africa on 23-26 March 2011. Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa. Pp. 95-107.
  11. Ferim, V. (2008). “South Africa, the Half Hegemon” in: Xenophobia: a Contemporary Issue in Psychology. IFE PsychologIA, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp. 180-188.