Dr Steven Gordon

DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
TELEPHONE: 031 242 5412
EMAIL: sgordon@hsrc.ac.za

Steven Lawrence Gordon has been involved in South African academia for over more than ten years. He started work as a researcher within the Department of Industrial, Organisational and Labour Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2007 before joining the Human Science Research Council (HSRC) in 2012. He is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow working in the HSRC?s Democracy and Governance and Service Delivery research programme and is a member of the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) unit. His work in the SASAS unit covers a wide range of topics, including financial literacy, quality of life, electoral participation and attitudes towards the family. Mr. Gordon received a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2017. His thesis focused on understanding the determinants of public attitudes towards international migration and international migrants in South Africa. His other post-graduate awarded degrees are: a Master of Arts in Social Sciences from the University of Albert Ludwigs Freiburg in 2007 and a Masters in Population Studies (cum laude) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2012. His work has focused on public opinion research with a particular focus on intergroup relations. For the last six years, his main academic interested has been in the quantitative understanding of prejudice and social cohesion within the South African landscape.


South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS)

SASAS programme is longitudinal study that aims to chart and explain the interaction between the country's changing institutions, its political and ec....