Keith Banting

Queen’s Research Chair in Public Policy
Queen's University
School of Policy Studies
Queens University
Research Interests:
Politics of inequality.

Keith Banting is the Queen’s Research Chair in Public Policy and a professor in the School of Policy Studies and the Department of Political Studies. His research interests focus on public policy in Canada and other contemporary democracies. He has had a long-standing interest in the politics of social policy, and has recently extended this research to include ethnic diversity, immigration and multiculturalism. In 2004, he was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada. In 2012, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, was awarded an honorary doctorate by Stockholm University, and received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He is the editor (with Will Kymlicka) of Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies, and the editor (with Thomas Courchene and Leslie Seidle) of Belonging? Diversity, Recognition and Shared Citizenship in Canada. Most recently, he is the editor, with John Myles, of Inequality and the Fading of Redistributive Politics (UBC Press, 2013), which examines the politics of social policy in Canada.