I am a Senior Lecturer in Comparative Social Science at the UCL Institute of Education, where I work in the Department of Education, Practice and Society. I am Director of the Centre for Global Youth and a Contributing Academic to the ESRC Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLAKES).
My research focuses on the evolution of civic attitudes and agency during youth, and I am involved in a range of projects that explore these themes from a comparative, inter-disciplinary and mixed-method perspective. I am particularly interesting in looking at how youth actions, attitudes and agency are changing in response to greater global integration.
As part of this research agenda, I am leading the sixth wave of the Citizenship Education Longitudinal Study (CELS), which is now being administered by the Institute of Education. The CELS data plays an important role in the LLAKES project ‘The crisis for contemporary youth: Young people, opportunities and civic values in the UK.’
I recently completed an ESRC Future Leaders fellowship which looked at the relationship between society, schools and youth civic engagement. I am now building on this project by examining young people’s attitudes towards, and aspirations after, Brexit.
To find out more about my research, check out the Projects and Publications pages.
Janmaat, J.G. and Keating, A. (forthcoming) Are today’s youth more tolerant? Trends in tolerance among young people in Britain. Forthcoming in Ethnicities.
Keating, A. and Melis, G. (2017) Social media and youth political engagement: Preaching to the converted or providing a new voice for youth? In: British Journal of Politics and International Relations. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1369148117718461
Keating, A. (2016) Are cosmopolitan dispositions learned at home, at school, or through contact with others? Evidence from young people in Europe. In: Journal of Youth Studies. DOI: 10.1080/13676261.2015.1072617