Dr Collette Schulz-Herzenberg

Collette Schulz-Herzenberg

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Collette Schulz-Herzenberg is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR) at UCT. She holds a BA Hons in Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, and an M.Sc in Democratic Governance and PhD in Politics from the University of Cape Town. She has previously worked as a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa) and as an elections analyst for South African Broadcasting Corporation during elections.

Collette’s postdoctoral research examines the effects of political information from one’s social context on voters’ partisanship, turnout and party choice across two South African national and provincial elections (2004 and 2009) using the Comparative National Elections Project data series.

Recent published work is included in Public Opinion and Interest Group Politics: South Africa’s Missing Links? (Africa Institute of South Africa, 2012), Local elections in South Africa: parties, people, politics (African Sun Media, 2012), Politikon (August 2011), Zunami! The 2009 South African elections (Jacana, 2009), the State of the Nation 2007 publication (HSRC, 2006) and in The Third Test of Majority Rule: South Africa’s 2004 Elections (Palgrave, 2005).