New British Academy fellows take total past 1,000

Dame Carol Ann Duffy among the 65 names announced

July 16, 2015
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The British Academy has announced the election of 65 new fellows, pushing the total past 1,000 for the first time.

The new cohort, which takes the total number of fellows to 1,001, includes 42 highly distinguished UK academics ranging across the social sciences and humanities and 20 corresponding fellows from overseas.

There are also three new honorary fellows: former chief executive of the British Library, Dame Lynne Brindley, now master of Pembroke College, Oxford; Dame Carol Ann Duffy, poet laureate; and Sir John Eliot Gardiner, founder and artistic director of the Monteverdi Choir, the English Baroque Soloists and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique.

“Elected from across the UK and world for their distinction in the humanities and social sciences, they represent an unrivalled resource of expertise and knowledge,” said Lord Stern of Brentford, president of the British Academy.

Our fellows play a vital role in the work of the Academy: encouraging younger researchers, engaging in public discussion of the great issues and ideas of our time, and contributing to policy reports. Their collective work and expertise are testament to why research in the humanities and social sciences is vital for our understanding of the world and humanity.”


The full list of new British Academy fellows is as follows:


Janette Atkinson, emeritus professor, University College London
Oriana Bandiera, professor of economics (and director of the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines), London School of Economics and Political Science
Melanie Bartley, emeritus professor of medical sociology, UCL
Christine Bell, professor of constitutional law (and assistant principal and executive director of the Global Justice Academy), University of Edinburgh
Julia Black, professor of law and pro director for research, LSE
Cyprian Broodbank, John Disney professor of archaeology (and director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research), University of Cambridge
David Buckingham, emeritus professor of media and communications, Loughborough University
Craig Calhoun, director and school professor, LSE
Michael Carrithers, professor of anthropology, Durham University
Dawn Chatty, professor of anthropology and forced migration, University of Oxford
Andy Clark, professor of logic and metaphysics, University of Edinburgh
Thomas Corns, emeritus professor of English literature, Bangor University
Elizabeth Edwards, professor of photographic history (and director of the Photographic History Research Centre), De Montfort University
Briony Fer, professor of art history, UCL
Garth Fowden, Sultan Qaboos professor of Abrahamic faiths, University of Cambridge
Robert Fowler, Henry Overton Wills professor of Greek, University of Bristol
Jonardon Ganeri, professorial research associate, department of the study of religions, Soas, University of London
Andrew Gerstle, professor of Japanese studies, Soas
Robert Gordon, Serena professor of Italian, University of Cambridge
Sanjeev Goyal, professor of economics, University of Cambridge
Felicity Heal, emeritus fellow, Jesus College, Oxford
Michael Heffernan, professor of historical geography, University of Nottingham
Almut Hintze, Zartoshty Brothers professor of Zoroastrianism, Soas
John Hobson, professor of politics and international relations, University of Sheffield
James Hurford, emeritus professor of general linguistics, University of Edinburgh
Robert Ladd, emeritus professor of linguistics, University of Edinburgh
Michael Lobban, professor of legal history, LSE
Peter Mandler, professor of modern cultural history, University of Cambridge
Rana Mitter, professor of the history and politics of modern China  (and Deutsche Bank director of the University China Centre), University of Oxford
Kia Nobre, professor of translational cognitive neuroscience (and director of the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity), University of Oxford
Andy Orchard, Rawlinson and Bosworth professor of Anglo-Saxon, University of Oxford
Michael Parker Pearson, professor of British later prehistory, UCL
Stephen Reicher, professor of psychology, University of St Andrews
Gillian Rose, professor of cultural geography, the Open University
Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey, professor in political science, LSE
Sally Shuttleworth, professor of English literature, University of Oxford
Simon Swain, professor of Classics and Greco-Arabic studies (and pro vice-chancellor, arts and social sciences), University of Warwick
Nicholas Tarrier, professor emeritus in clinical psychology, University of Manchester
Annette Volfing, professor of medieval German literature, University of Oxford
Joachim Whaley, professor of German history and thought, University of Cambridge
Richard Widdess, professor of musicology, Soas
Hugh Willmott, professor of management, Cass Business School, City University London; research professor in organisation studies, Cardiff Business School

The 20 new British Academy corresponding fellows are:

Philippe Aghion, Robert C. Waggoner professor of economics, Harvard University; professeur d’économie des institutions, de l’innovation et de la croissance, Collège de France; centennial professor of economics, LSE
Mahzarin Banaji, Richard Clarke Cabot professor of social ethics, Harvard University
Lina Bolzoni, professor of Italian literature, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
Joan Bresnan, Sadie Dernham Patek professor in humanities, emerita; professor of linguistics, emerita; and senior researcher, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University
Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot professor of comparative literature and critical theory, University of California, Berkeley
Martha Crenshaw, professor of political science (and senior fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies), Stanford University
Natalio Fernández Marcos, professor vinculado ad honorem, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Madrid
Meric Gertler, president, University of Toronto
Miltiades Hatzopoulos, emeritus director of research, National Hellenic Research Foundation
Peter Katzenstein, Walter S. Carpenter Jr professor of international relations, Cornell University
Christine Korsgaard, Arthur Kingsley Porter professor of philosophy, Harvard University
Michael Mann, distinguished professor of sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
Judith Olszowy-Schlanger, professor of Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic manuscript studies, École Pratique des Hautes Études
Alexander Potts, Max Loehr collegiate professor of history of art, University of Michigan
Simon Schama, university professor of history and art history, Columbia University
Elizabeth Spelke, Marshall L. Berkman professor of psychology, Harvard University
Jane Stapleton, research professor of law, Australian National University; Ernest E. Smith professor of law, University of Texas
Alain Supiot, professor, chaire état social et mondialisation, Collège de France
André Vauchez, emeritus professor of history of the Middle Ages, University of Paris-Ouest-Nanterre
Jane Waldfogel, Compton Foundation centennial professor of social work, Columbia University School of Social Work

The three new British Academy honorary fellows are:

Dame Lynne Brindley, master of Pembroke College, Oxford
Dame Carol Ann Duffy, professor of contemporary poetry (and creative director of the Manchester Writing School), Manchester Metropolitan University; poet laureate
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, founder and artistic director, Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and English Baroque Soloists 

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