British Academy Welcomes 59 New Fellows

18 Jul 2013

At its Annual General Meeting (18 July 2013), the British Academy elected 42 new Fellows from 18 different UK universities, each of them a highly distinguished academic, recognised for their outstanding research and work across the humanities and social sciences. The new Fellows span the full range of the Academy's subject areas from history to psychology, economics to law, literature to philosophy and languages to archaeology.

Lord Stern, new President of the British Academy, said: “The humanities and social sciences celebrate the study of what it means to be human and how we relate to the world around us. They can also help us tackle many of the challenges faced in this country and the world as a whole. Our new Fellows, from across the UK and world, are world-class experts in the humanities and social sciences and can play a vital role in sustaining the Academy’s activities – helping select researchers and research projects for funding support, contributing to policy reports and speaking at the Academy’s public events.”

The Academy also elected 15 new Corresponding Fellows from overseas universities. In addition, it elected Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws QC and Robert B Silvers as Honorary Fellows. Helena Kennedy is a barrister and human rights campaigner who has practised, written and taught on counter terrorism and human rights, civil liberties, women and children’s rights and on the interface between law and psychiatry. Robert B Silvers has been the Editor of the New York Review of Books for 50 years - since founding the magazine in 1963.

A full list of the new British Academy Fellows and their institutions appears below.

The British Academy New Fellows 2013


Professor Dominic Abrams

Professor of Social Psychology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Group Processes, University of Kent

Professor Roderick Beaton

Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature and Director of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London

Professor Sarah Birch

Chair of Comparative Politics, University of Glasgow

Professor Paul Boyle

Chief Executive, Economic and Social Research Council; President, Science Europe and Professor of Geography, University of St Andrews

Professor Michael Braddick

Professor of History and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Sheffield

Professor Michael Bridge

Cassel Professor of Commercial Law, London School of Economics

Professor Stella Bruzzi

Professor of Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

Professor Martin Butler

Professor of Renaissance Drama, University of Leeds

Professor Mary Dalrymple

Professor of Syntax, University of Oxford

Professor Hastings Donnan

Professor of Social Anthropology and Director of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, Queen’s University Belfast

Professor Stuart Elden

Professor of Political Geography, Durham University

Professor Katharine Ellis

Stanley Hugh Badock Professor of Music, University of Bristol

Professor David Fergusson

Professor of Divinity and Principal of New College, University of Edinburgh

Professor Eilís Ferran

Professor of Company and Securities Law & JM Keynes Fellow and Professorial Fellow of St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge

Professor John Gardner

Professor of Jurisprudence and Fellow of University College, University of Oxford


Professor Vincent Gillespie

J R R Tolkien Professor of English, University of Oxford

Professor Usha Goswami

Professor of Cognitive Developmental Neuroscience, Director of the Centre for Neuroscience in Education and Fellow of St John’s College, University of Cambridge


Professor John Hawthorne

Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy and Fellow of Magdalen College, University of Oxford; Visiting Professor, Princeton University

Professor Richard Hunter

Regius Professor of Greek and Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge

Professor Ronald Hutton

Professor of History, University of Bristol

Professor Glynis Jones

Professor of Archaeology, University of Sheffield

Professor John Kerrigan

Professor of English 2000 and Fellow of St John’s College, University Cambridge

Professor Diana Knight

Professor of French, University of Nottingham

Professor Cécile Laborde

Professor of Political Theory and Director of the Legal and Political Theory Programme, University College London

Professor Julia Lee-Thorp

Professor of Archaeological Science, University of Oxford

Professor John Lowden

Professor of History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

Professor Colin Mayer

Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies, Saïd Business School and Fellow of Wadham College, University of Oxford

Professor David Mosse

Professor of Social Anthropology & Head of Department, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Professor Kevin O’Rourke

Chichele Professor of Economic History and Fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford

Professor Jenny Ozga

Professor of the Sociology of Education, University of Oxford

Professor Christopher Page

Professor of Medieval Music and Literature and Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge

Professor Lindsay Paterson

Professor of Education Policy, University of Edinburgh

Professor Lucrezia Reichlin

Professor of Economics, London Business School

Professor Hamid Sabourian

Professor of Economics and Game Theory, and Fellow of King’s College, University of Cambridge

Professor Joanne Scott

Professor of European Law, University College London


Professor Timothy Shallice

Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychology, University College London; Senior Professor, SISSA, Trieste

Professor David Soskice

School Professor of Political Science and Economics, London School of Economics

Professor Gareth Stedman Jones

Professor of the History of Ideas, Queen Mary, University of London; Director of the Centre for History and Economics and Fellow of King’s College, University of Cambridge

Professor Roel Sterckx

Joseph Needham Professor of Chinese History, Science and Civilization and Fellow of Clare College, University of Cambridge

Professor Hans van de Ven

Professor of Modern Chinese History, University of Cambridge

Professor Jane Wardle FMedSci

Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director, University College London

Professor Janet Watson

Chair in Language, University of Leeds


The British Academy Corresponding Fellows 2013

Professor Susan Alcock

Director Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Joukowsky Family Professor in Archaeology and Professor of Classics, Brown University

Professor Patrick Bolton

Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business Finance and Economics, Columbia University

Professor Patricia Crone

Mellon Professor of Islamic Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

Professor Aurora Egido

Professor of Spanish Literature, University of Zaragoza

Professor Ute Frevert

Director, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

Professor David Garland

Arthur T Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology, New York University

Dr Leonardo López Luján

Senior researcher and Director of the Proyecto Templo Mayor, Museo del Templo Major, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia

Professor Philip Pettit

L.S.Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values, Princeton University; Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Australian National University

Professor Beatriz Sarlo

Retired Professor of Argentine Literature, University of Buenos Aires and Consejo Nacional de S Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas.

Professor Robert Stalnaker

Laurance S Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor Shelley Taylor

Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

Professor Gunther Teubner

Professor of Private Law and Legal Sociology (Emeritus), Principal Investigator at the Excellence Cluster Goethe-University Frankfurt

Professor Richard Wrangham

Ruth Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology, Harvard University

Professor Dr Wolfgang Prinz

Director Emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig

Professor Robert Young

Julius Silver Professor of English and Comparative Literature, New York University


The British Academy Honorary Fellows 2013

Baroness Helena Kennedy of the Shaws QC, FRSA

Barrister and human rights campaigner


Mr Robert B Silvers

Editor and Founder of the New York Review of Books

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