Patrick O’Keeffe is a Senior Lecturer in the Social Work and Human Services Cluster at RMIT University.

He teaches and writes in multidisciplinary fields including political sociology, critical human geography and political economy. He is interested in how processes of marketisation, privatisation and financialisation affect young people, and how young people respond to these processes by creating subversive spaces. Patrick has recently co-edited the ‘Research Handbook on the Sociology of Youth’, with Judith Bessant and Philippa Collin (published May 2024), and his latest book, ‘Power, privilege and place in Australian Society’ is published in 2024 through Palgrave Macmillan.