Michael Keith

Urban Transformations Portfolio Coordinator


Michael Keith is Professor at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), Co-Director of the University of Oxford Future of Cities programme and Principal Investigator of the Building Capacity for the Future City in Developing Countries (PEAK) project. He was the Director of COMPAS until recently, a position that he held for over a decade.

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) and his next a book for Cambridge University Press, Power, Identity and Representation: Race, Governance and Mobilisation in British Society. He has experience outside the academy as a politician for twenty years in the east end of London, serving in the 1990s and early 2000s for five years as leader of a London local authority, Chair of the Thames Gateway London Partnership and a commissioner on the Blair government’s response to the 2005 London bombings, the Commission on Integration and Cohesion.

Link to external profile page: http://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/people/staff/michael-keith