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Professor of Sociology and Director of the Housing and Community Research Unit, University of Tasmania

Keith Jacobs is Professor of Sociology at the University of Tasmania. He is author of: 'The dynamics of local housing policy' (1999); 'Social constructionism in housing research' (edited with J. Kemeny and T. Manzi) (2004); 'Experience and representation: contemporary perspectives on migration in Australia' (2011); 'Ocean to outback: cosmopolitanism in contemporary Australia (edited with J. Malpas) (2011); and 'Housing, home and society' (authored with R. Atkinson). (2016). His most recent books are 'Neoliberal housing policy: an international perspective' and 'Towards a philosophy of the city: interdisciplinary and transcultural perspectives (edited with Jeff Malpas) both of which were published in mid-2019. Keith is a member of the editorial board of the journal 'Housing Studies'.


  • 2013–present
    Professor , University of Tasmania


  • 1997 
    Birkbeck College, University of London, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    A sociological investigation of key housing problems in contemporary Australia
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council - Future Fellowship

Research Areas

  • Housing Markets, Development, Management (120503)
  • Multicultural, Intercultural And Cross Cultural Studies (200209)