Michael Keith Centre Director

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centre.director@compas.ox.ac.uk

Michael Keith is Director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at the (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford, co-ordinator of Urban Transformations (The ESRC portfolio of investments and research on cities), co-Director of the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities and the Director of the PEAK Urban Research programme.

His research focuses on migration related processes of urban change. His most recent work is the monograph China Constructing Capitalism: Economic Life and Urban Change (2014). His next will be a book for Cambridge University Press, entitled: Power, Identity and Representation: Race, Governance and Mobilisation in British Society (with Les Back and John Solomos).

He has experience outside the academy working in the community and voluntary sector and as a politician for twenty years in the east end of London, working initially in organisations focusing on racism and the criminal justice system and more recently as the co-founder and chair of the Rich Mix Cultural Foundation, a major cross cultural arts centre in Bethnal Green.

Topics

CitiesDiasporaDiversityPoliciesPolitics

Blog Posts

Book Chapters

Edited Books

Migration: The COMPAS Anthology

Bridget Anderson and Michael Keith

China Constructing Capitalism. Economic Life and Urban Change

Michael Keith, Scott Lash, Jakob Arnoldi, Tyler Rooker

Journal Articles

Reports

Projects

Attitudes to Migrants, Communication and Local Leadership (AMICALL)

Ben Gidley, Sarah Spencer, Michael Keith and Vanessa Hughes | 2011 – 2012

PEAK Urban

Michael Keith, Mikal Mast, Bhawani Buswala, ChengHe Guan and Nicholas Simcik Arese | 1 October 2017 - 31 December 2021

Risk Cultures in China: An Economic Sociology?

Michael Keith | 2006 – 2009

Social Externalities: China, India, Africa

Michael Keith | 2010 - 2011

Urban Transformations Coordination

Michael Keith, Nicola Headlam, Peter Grant, Igor Calzada, Andreza de Souza Santos, Nicholas Simcik Arese, Emma Newcombe, Mikal Mast and Nathan Grassi | 2015 - 2019