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Keith Hoggart is an Emeritus Professor of Geography at King’s. His research interests focus on links between housing, migration and social change in rural areas and with policy-making and the governance of local socio-economic change.

He has authored/co-authored eight books/research monographs, has edited or co-edited seven books, and has more than 70 refereed journal articles or book chapters.

He graduated from the University of Salford, was a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Toronto, and completed his PhD at King’s He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Maryland and Temple University, and Visiting Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. He was Vice-Principal at King’s College London from 2005-2013.


Keith’s research explores the governance of housing change in rural England from 1900-74. Using local and national archival sources, he is exploring how governance regimes suppressed housing betterment and created conditions ripe for the middle-class capture of the countryside from the 1970s onwards.