Faculty of Arts

Keith Jacobs

Keith Jacobs

Professor Keith Jacobs

Deputy Associate Dean, Research

Contact Details

Contact Campus Sandy Bay Campus
Building Social Sciences Building
Room Reference 486
Telephone +61 3 6226 2928
Fax +61 3 6226 2864
Email Keith.Jacobs@utas.edu.au

Discipline : Sociology

UTAS Web Access Research Portal (WARP) - lists Keith's funded projects, graduate research supervision and publication information.

Career Summary

Prior coming to Tasmania, Keith worked as a lecturer in housing studies at the University of Westminster, London. He has published widely on urban policy issues, and is the author of The Dynamics of Local Housing Policy published by Ashgate Press (1999) and Social Constructionism in Housing Research (2004) edited with Jim Kemeny and Tony Manzi (Ashgate Press).

Keith established the Housing and Community Research Unit (HACRU) and was chief investigator on a number of Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) funded research projects.

Keith's most recent books include: a monograph - Experience and Representation: Contemporary Perspectives on Australian Migration (Ashgate Press, 2011) and an edited collection (with Jeff Malpas) - Between the Ocean and the Outback: Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary Australia (UWA Publishing 2011). He is the recipient of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship award (2012-2016) to undertake a sociological investigation of key housing problems in contemporary Australia.

Keith is a member of the editorial board for the journal Housing Studies' and the international advisory boards  of ' Housing, Theory and Society' and 'International Journal of Housing Policy'.