Diana n.a Gibson

A/Head of Dept, Anthropology &SociologyUniversity of the Western Cape


Diana Gibson is a professor at the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of the Western Cape. She is currently a Research Fellow of the International Phytomedicine Center at the University of Stellenbosch. Professor Gibson has published in national and international peer-reviewed journals on hospital ethnography, transformation of the South African healthcare system, ex-combatants and trauma, gender, sexuality and reproductive health, masculinity, gender-based violence, tuberculosis, and the use of plant medicines among the Ju/’hoansi San in Namibia, as well as on the literacy and numeracy practices of farm workers in the Western Cape. She is a 2016-2018 recipient and group leader of the Social Science Research Council's African Peacebuilding Network's Collaborative Working Group (CWG) Research Grant.

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APN Collaborative Working Group Research Grants 2016–2018


From Networks of Violence to Networks of Peace: Armed Youth Violence in Five African Countries