School of Religion, Philosophy & Classics

Federico Settler

Federico Settler

Associate Professor

Leadership Role AL: Teaching & Learning

Discipline Sociology of African Religions


Contact Number 033-260-6078

Campus Pietermaritzburg Campus

External Research Profile

Research Interests

  • Religion, Race, Migration, Postcolonialism,
  • Research Methodology, Sociology of Religion


  • RELG101 Introduction to Religion
  • RELG203 Sociology of Religion (starting 2020)
  • RELG306 Religion, Colonialism and postcolonialism
  • RELG701 Research Methodology in Religion and Theology
  • RSTR803 Religion and Migration (postgraduate seminar)


Editorials, Reviews and Commentaries

  • Settler, FG and MH Engh. 2018.  Editorial: Religion and Migration in Africa the African Diaspora. Alternation. Special Edition 22. pp.1-10
  • Settler, FG. 2013. Introducing Trends, Theories and Transdisciplinarity in Gender, Religion and Culture (editorial) Journal of Gender and Religion in Africa, 19(2): 1-9.
  • Settler, FG. 2013. Book Review “The Law and the Prophets: Black Consciousness in South Africa”. Journal of Theology for Southern Africa, Issue 147: 124-127.