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Two academics from the Social Sciences Division have been elected as Fellows of the British Academy for their research in the humanities and social sciences.

New fellows of british academy announced

Of nine academics from Oxford University that have been elected as Fellows of the British Academy for their research in the humanities and social scientists, two are researchers with departments in the Social Sciences Division.

In total, 42 academics have been elected as Fellows, 20 have been named Corresponding Fellows from overseas universities, and three have been elected as Honorary Fellows. Oxford has more new Fellows this year than any other university.

Lord Stern, President of the British Academy, said: '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.'


Professor Janette Atkinson FMedSci, Emeritus Professor, University College London; Visiting Professor, University of Oxford

Professor Dawn Chatty, Professor of Anthropology and Forced Migration, University of Oxford

Dr Felicity Heal, Emeritus Fellow, Jesus College, Oxford

Professor Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China , Deutsche Bank Director of the University China Centre, University of Oxford

Professor Kia Nobre, Director, Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity (OHBA); Professor of Translational Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Oxford

Professor Andy Orchard, Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon, University of Oxford; Fellow, Pembroke College, Oxford

Professor Sally Shuttleworth, Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford; Professorial Fellow, St Anne’s College, Oxford

Professor Annette Volfing, Professor of Medieval German Literature, University of Oxford; Fellow, Oriel College, Oxford

Honorary Fellow

Dame Lynne Brindley DBE, FRSA, Master of Pembroke College, Oxford