I am an Associate Professor of 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 interested 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.

Latest publications:

Franceschelli, M. and Keating, A. (2018) Imagining the future in the neoliberal era: Young people’s optimism and their faith in hard work. In Young. [open access] DOI: 10.1177/1103308817742287

Janmaat, J.G. and Keating, A. (2017) Are today’s youth more tolerant? Trends in tolerance among young people in Britain. In: Ethnicities. [Open access]

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. [Open access]

Hammond, C. and Keating, A. (2017) Global Citizens or Global Workers? Comparing university programmes for global citizenship education in Japan and the UK. In: Compare. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03057925.2017.1369393

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 [Open access]



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