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University of Lincoln
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United Kingdom

About Ben Kisby

ORCID ID: Ben Kisby studied for undergraduate and Master’s degrees at the University of York, before completing his doctorate at the University of Bristol. He has taught at the University of Bristol, at Queen Mary, University of London and at the University of Sheffield. Ben has presented conference papers at the Political Studies Association Annual Conference, the Social Policy Association Annual Conference, the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting and in the UK Houses of Parliament. He held an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield between 2008 and 2009 and became a Research Fellow in Policy Studies at the University of Lincoln in 2009, a Lecturer in Politics in 2011 and a Senior Lecturer in Politics in 2013.

Department Responsibilities

Ben is Programme Leader for the MA in Globalising Justice. He is also Module Coordinator for Researching in Social Policy (Year 2) and Thinking Politics (Year 2). In addition, Ben teaches on the following courses: Who Runs Britain? Power, Politics and Beyond (Year 1); Applying Research (Year 1); Key Social Science Concepts (Year 1); Sociological Imagination (Year 1); Diversity, Difference and Exclusion (Year 2); Independent Study dissertation supervision (Year 3). Ben is currently co-supervising one postgraduate research student and is keen to supervise PhD students in any of his areas of research interest – British politics, citizenship theory, comparative citizenship education, comparative public policy, political participation and social capital – and other related areas. Ben is a member of the Policy Studies Research Centre Committee and is a School representative on the Social Science College Board of Studies. Ben is currently working on research projects examining: young people’s conceptions of citizenship in Britain; the role of education and educational establishments in defining the political participation of young Europeans; and how far the UK Parliament is able to predict policy success and failure.

Subject Specialism

British politics, public policy, citizenship education


  • PhD Political Science — University of Bristol, 2008
  • MA Political Philosophy — University of York, 2000
  • BA (Hons) Politics — University of York, 1998


  • March 2014 – Feb. 2015 Parliament and Policy (with Catherine Bochel and a team from the School) — University of Lincoln,
  • Nov. 2011 – Oct. 2012 Young People’s Citizen Identities (with Patrick Hylton and Paul Goddard) — University of Lincoln,
  • Oct. 2008 – Sept. 2009: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Sheffield — ESRC,
  • Oct. 2002 – Sept. 2005: Research Assistantship, Governance Research Centre, University of Bristol — University of Bristol,

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Research Interests

  • British Politics

  • Citizenship Theory

  • Comparative Citizenship Education

  • Comparative Public Policy

  • Political Participation

  • Social Capital

Research in the Lincoln Repository

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