Faculty Publications: Tunga Lergo

Congratulations Dr. Tunga Lergo! Dr. Lergo, a professor of sociology at Santa Fe College, was recently published in the International Journal of Humanities and Social Science.

Dr. Lergo’s article, which is entitled “Deconstructing Ethnic Politics: The Emergence of a Fourth Force in Nigerian Political Discourse,” can be accessed online in this PDF.

 From the abstract:

“Ethnic and religious conflicts in Nigeria, especially in the north, are indicative of the quest by minorities for independence, empowerment, and identity construction. Until there are concessions made by the dominant cultural groups—-Hausa Fulani, Igbo, and Yoruba—-and an opening up to ethnic minorities, Nigeria will be unable to move past the ethnic formats and difficulties that have stifled Nigeria’s social evolution. The power of the three major ethnic groups and the disempowerment of all other ethnic minorities have created chaos in Nigerian politics and government. Ethnic minorities have long been shut out of electoral politics, but are now developing a collective consciousness—-a fourth force—-that shows signs of unifying them and acting as moderating force in Nigerian unity….”