Keith Banting is a Professor in the Department of Political Studies and the School of Policy Studies, and holder of the Queen’s Research Chair in Public Policy.
Dr. Banting earned his BA(Hon) from Queen’s University and a doctorate from Oxford University. He taught for thirteen years in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia, and came to Queen’s in 1986. In addition, he has been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics, the Brookings Institution, Harvard University, Oxford University, the European University Institute, and the University of Melbourne.
His research interests focus on public policy in Canada and other western nations. He is the author of Poverty, Politics and Policy, and The Welfare State and Canadian Federalism. He has also edited another fifteen books and contributed a lengthy list of articles dealing with public policy. Dr. Banting’s current work focuses on ethnic diversity, multiculturalism and the welfare state, and he is editor (with Will Kymlicka) of Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies. (Oxford University Press); and (with Thomas Courchene and Leslie Seidle) of Belonging? Diversity, Recognition and Shared Citizenship in Canada.
Dr. Banting has served as an Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, and was Director of the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University from 1992 to 2003. In 1986-92, he was a member of the governing council of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and in 1990 was elected vice-president of the Council. In 2009-10, he served as President of the Canadian Political Science Association.