Prof Rajen Govender

Prof Rajen Govender

Senior Research Fellow, CSSR
Professor, Department of Sociology

Prof Rajen Govender is a recent appointment to UCT, having previously served as Professor of Economics at Tshwane University of Technology. He has taught at various universities in South Africa and the US 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.

Contact details

Email: govender@iafrica.com
Tel: +27 21 650 3512
Office: Rm 4.04, Leslie Social Science Building, Upper Campus