Three King’s professors elected as Fellows of the British Academy
Posted on 21/07/2017
Professor Gillian Douglas, Professor MM McCabe and Professor Ned Lebow are three researchers from King’s College London elected this week as Fellows of the British Academy, the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences.
Fellows of the British Academy represent the very best of humanities and social sciences research, in the UK and globally. This year’s new Fellows are experts in a diverse range of subjects from West African history to neuropsychology; feminist theory to Plato, reflecting the growing diversity of research in the UK. The professors joined over 60 other distinguished UK academics elected Fellows in recognition of their research.
Professor of Law Gillian Douglas took up the role of Executive Dean of the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s in April 2017. Professor Douglas’ main research interest is family law, including the relationship between family law and social change, legal recognition of family ties, the consequences of relationship breakdown and experiences of the family justice system.
Professor MM McCabe, Emeritus professor of Ancient Philosophy and Professor Ned Lebow, Professor of International Political Theory were also awarded fellowships. Professor McCabe’s research focuses on ancient philosophy especially Plato’s metaphysics; epistemology and ethics; ethics; and the philosophy of medicine. Professor Lebow’s research interest is the cultural and psychological foundations of political behaviour and its analysis.
The proportion of women elected to the Fellowship has doubled in the last five years and this year 38% of the new Fellows are women. The 42 UK Fellows also span a wide geographic range, being elected from 23 institutions. Twenty overseas scholars, known as Corresponding Fellows, were elected from overseas universities in Uganda, the US, France, Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands as well as 4 Honorary Fellows.
Professor Sir David Cannadine’s four-year term as President of the British Academy also started, as he takes over from Lord (Nicholas) Stern of Brentford, who has held the post since 2013.
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