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Chief Research Specialist, Human Sciences Research Council

Dr Gregory Houston is a chief research specialist at the HSRC and holds an MA in political studies from the University of the Witwatersrand and a PhD in political science from the University of Natal. He specialises in political history, democratisation, social cohesion, nation-building, identity politics and the history of the South African liberation struggle.


HSRC - Chief Research Specialist: 1998 to present
Seconded to South African Democracy Education Trust (September 2000 to December 2009): Project Co-odinator and then Executive Director from 2004
University of Transkei - Senior lecturer in the Department of Political Studies: 1986 to 1997