Michael Keith


Michael Keith is Director of COMPAS and holds a personal chair in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oxford. Michael was formerly Professor of Sociology, Head of Department and Director of the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR) at Goldsmiths College, University of London.  His research interests focus on the interface between culture, urbanism and migration.  His current work looks at the dynamics of urbanism, the study of cultural difference and the impact of migration on structures and processes of governance. His forthcoming co-authored books include: ‘Constructing Capitalism in China, London and New York’ and ‘Power, Identity and Representation: Race, Governance and Mobilisation in British Society’.

Michael Keith and the University of Oxford are also heading the ESRC Urban Transformations programme, a portfolio of investments in the UK and internationally (with a particular focus on research in Brazil, India, China and South Africa). More details can be found at http://www.urbantransformations.ox.ac.uk.