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Steven Kettell

Reader in Politics and International Studies

Tel: (024) 7615 0061
Room: E1.27

Steven Kettell is a Reader in Politics and International Studies. He received a BSc. (Hons) in Politics from Plymouth and an MA in Comparative Politics from York. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Warwick in 2003 on the subject of British monetary policy during the interwar period. He is a founder and Co-Executive Editor of British PoliticsLink opens in a new window, and worked as a co-editor on the Oxford Encyclopedia of Politics and ReligionLink opens in a new window. He is a co-creator of The Faith Schools Research Bank.


I am on research leave for the 2023/24 academic year. Modules listed on the right are for the 2024/25 academic year.


My primary research interests are focused on the politics of secularism, non-religion and the role of religion in the public sphere.

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Publications and research

PO383: The politics of religionLink opens in a new window (watch below for an overview)

PO9E8: Religion in global politicsLink opens in a new window