Panel speaker at the Social Sciences Oxford Minds lecture series on the topic of Space.
Michael Keith is Professor at the Centre for Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford, Director of the PEAK Urban Research programme, co-ordinator of Urban Transformations (The ESRC portfolio of investments and research on cities), and co-Director of the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities. He was the Director of COMPAS until October 2019, a position that he held for over a decade but has stepped down from until 2023 to focus on the PEAK Urban programme. His research focuses on migration related processes of urban change. His most recent books include China Constructing Capitalism: Economic Life and Urban Change (2014) and Urban transformations and public health in the emergent city (Manchester University Press, 2020). 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.