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I joined the Department as Senior Lecturer in Politics in August 2007 after previously lecturing at the University of Salford and the University of Manchester. I was promoted to Reader in August 2011 and was appointed as a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority in December 2011. I am co-founder of the Academy for British and Irish Studies based at the University of Huddersfield. I am also co-convenor of the Politics Studies Association Britishness Specialist Group. I am a regular commentator on local and national media and also regularly contribute to Open Democracy.

My approach to the development of teaching and learning is proactive and research-orientated. I teach on a range of modules including Ethnicity and Nationalism, From Dictatorship to Democracy, The Politics of the European Union, Introduction to Politics, and Film and Cinema. I am also responsible for running the highly-regarded Professional Work Placement programme for Politics students.

My PhD, awarded by the University of Salford, focused on citizenship and identity in post-empire states, with particular focus on the impact on government programmes of citizenship and history education in the UK and Russian Federation. This has been developed into a monograph to be published by Palgrave MacMillan in early 2014. Other research has explored the ‘politics of Britishness’ and I have published widely about the legacy of British Empire and the impact of devolution, immigration and multiculturalism. I am also interested in contemporary politics across the Commonwealth.

Recent work has focused on the development of active citizenship and democratic participation of young people in the UK. I served on the Ministry of Justice Youth Citizenship Commission in 2008-9. The Commission reported to government in June 2009 (research and final reports). I have published widely on issues of youth citizenship and government youth initiatives such as National Citizen Service.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Britishness, post-empire citizenship, multiculturalism, and identity in the UK including devolution and nationalism across the UK
  • The Politics of citizenship education, history teaching and national history.
  • Youth citizenship and democratic participation.
  • The Politics of the former British Empire and Commonwealth.
  • The Politics of the Russian Federation and the Post-Soviet Space.

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My country my vote

Mycock, A.


Project: Research

Research Output

Understanding the Policy Drivers and Effects of Voting Age Reform

Mycock, A., Loughran, T. & Tonge, J., 6 Jan 2020, Lowering the Voting Age to 16: Learning from Real Experiences Worldwide. Eichhorn, J. & Bergh, J. (eds.). 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 43-63 21 p. (Palgrave Studies in Young People and Politics).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Continuity, Dissonance and Location: an Anglosphere research agenda

    Wellings, B. & Mycock, A., 19 Dec 2019, The Anglosphere: Continuity, Dissonance and Location. Wellings, B. & Mycock, A. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, Vol. 1. p. 1-18 18 p. (Proceedings of the British Academy; vol. 226).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • The Anglosphere: Continuity, Dissonance and Location

    Wellings, B. (ed.) & Mycock, A. (ed.), 19 Dec 2019, 1st ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 248 p. (Proceedings of the British Academy; vol. 226)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • After Empire: The Politics of History Education in a Post-Colonial World

    Mycock, A., 20 Mar 2017, Palgrave Handbook of Research in Historical Culture and Education. Carretero, M., Berger, S. & Grever, M. (eds.). London: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 391-410 20 p. (Palgrave Handbooks).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access
  • Answering the English Question(s)

    Mycock, A., 2017, In : British Politics Review: Journal of the Brith Politics Society, Norway. 11, 1, p. 11-14 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 5 Oral presentation
    • 2 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
    • 1 Membership of committee

    Children's Identity and Citizenship European Association (External organisation)

    Andy Mycock (Chair)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    Prepared to Vote? Lowering the Voting Age and Youth Democratic Socialisation

    Andy Mycock (Speaker) & Thomas Loughran (Speaker)

    12 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Education for active youth citizenship in Europe in an Age of Populism

    Andy Mycock (Speaker)

    11 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    21st Annual Children’s Identity and Citizenship, European Association Conference

    Andy Mycock (Member of programme committee)

    May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

    Orangeism and the Northern Ireland 'Culture Wars'.

    Andy Mycock (Speaker) & Jim McAuley (Speaker)

    5 Jul 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Press / Media

    Chelsea at Breakfast, 06:25, BBC Radio Manchester

    Andrew Mycock


    2 Media contributions

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Old Bailey event sees young people debate pros and cons of votes at 16

    Andrew Mycock


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Liz Green, 12:16, BBC Radio Leeds

    Andrew Mycock


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Chelsea at Breakfast, 0-8:13, BBC Radio Manchester

    Andrew Mycock


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Liz Green, 12:19, BBC Radio Leeds

    Andrew Mycock


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment