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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