KATE LEFKO-EVERETT is an independent social science researcher and a Senior Associate at the IJR. She previously was employed by the IJR as senior project leader for the SARB (2009 â€“ 2013), and conceptualised the edited volume during that time. She has published widely, including in the popular press, contributions to edited volumes (including the State of the Nation 2014, published by the HSRC) and in peer reviewed journals. Recent articles include: "Leaving it to the Children: Non-Racialism, Identity, Socialisation and Generational Change in South Africa" (book chapter, London and New York: Routledge, 2014); and" Beyond race?: Exploring indicators of (dis)advantage to achieve SA equity goals" (article, Transformation, No 79, 2012). She has a BA from Vassar College (New York, USA) and a Masters in Applied Social Research from Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland).
RAJEN GOVENDER is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR). He previously served Professor of Economics at Tshwane University of Technology. He has taught at various universities in South Africa and the USA over the past 25 years, and since 1995 founded and managed a successful research consultancy doing national and international work in the public, private and civil society sectors. He has a BA and Honours from UKZN, an MA from New York University, and an MA and PhD from UCLA. His doctorate examined various models positing relative deprivation and organisational mobilisation as explanations for political activism. His specialisation is in political psychology, research design and quantitative methods.
Professor Govender has also worked closely with the IJR in the development, design and testing of the next iteration of the SARB survey, due to go into the field in mid-2015.
DON FOSTER is Professor of Psychology at UCT, and an internationally established expert in this field. He has published widely, including through the HSRC Press, with titles including: Detention and torture in South Africa (co-authored with D Davis and D Sandler, Cape Town: David Philip, 1987); Perspectives on metal handicap in South Africa (co-authored with S Lea, Durban: Butterworths, 1990); Social psychology in South Africa (co-edited with J Louw-Potgieter, Johannesburg: Lexicon, 1991); Towards peaceful protest in South Africa (co-authored with P Heymann, L Brown, C Fijnaut et al, Pretoria: HSRC, 1992); and Mental health policy issues for South Africa (co-edited with J M Freeman and Y Pillay, Cape Town: MASA Multimedia, 1997).
Professor Foster is a long-serving Board member of the IJR.