Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Martin Bekker is a computational social scientist and development planner. He is a Global Excellence Stature 4.1 Postdoctoral Research Fellow. His doctoral thesis was a pioneering quantitative analysis of popular protest in South Africa. He also holds degrees in policy studies and philosophy from Stellenbosch University, and master's degrees from Bradford University (in Peace Studies) and the London School of Economics (in Development Management), both in the UK. He was head of strategy and later of research at the Royal Bafokeng Administration, and served on the World Economic Forum's advisory panel for sustainable mining and minerals. Dr Bekker is currently working on the University of Johannesburg/Human Sciences Research Council Covid-19 Democracy Survey.