Personal profile


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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Research Output 2013 2016

1 Citations

Beyond the English? The UK’s pluri-national Euroscepticism

Mycock, A. & Gifford, C. 1 Jan 2016 The UK Challenge to Europeanization: The Persistence of British Euroscepticism. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 51-72 22 p.

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1 Citations

The Party Politics of the ‘New English Regionalism’

Mycock, A. 1 Aug 2016 In : Political Studies Review. 14, 3, p. 388-399 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

party politics
party organization
development policy

The politics of England

Mycock, A. 1 Oct 2016 In : Political Quarterly. 87, 4, p. 534-545 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

constitutional reform
party politics
political interest

Some progress made, still much to do: Youth political engagement since the Youth Citizenship Commission

Mycock, A. & Tonge, J. Apr 2015 Beyond the Youth Citizenship Commission: Young People and Politics. Mycock, A. & Tonge, J. (eds.). London: Political Studies Association, p. 8-13 6 p.

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Open Access
5 Citations

Becoming citizens in late modernity: a global-national comparison of young people in Japan and the UK

Gifford, C., Mycock, A. & Murakami, J. Jan 2014 In : Citizenship Studies. 18, 1, p. 81-98 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social recognition