Five Cambridge academics have been welcomed into the Fellowship of the British Academy.

Together they represent an unrivalled reserve of expertise and knowledge.

Lord Stern, President of the British Academy.

Five Cambridge academics have been honoured today by the British Academy in recognition of their outstanding research.

They are among 42 UK academics from 22 universities welcomed as Fellows by the Academy covering subjects from law to neuroscience.

Lord Stern, President of the British Academy, said: “I am delighted to welcome these fine researchers and scholars into our Fellowship. Our Fellows are elected from across the UK for their distinction in the humanities and social sciences.

“Together they represent an unrivalled reserve of expertise and knowledge. They 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 and other times, contributing to policy reports and publications, and helping to select researchers and research projects for funding support.”

The five Cambridge academics honoured are:

  • Professor Marina Frolova-Walker. A graduate of the Moscow Conservatoire, Professor Frolova-Walker came to Cambridge in 2000 as a Reader in Music History and Director of Studies in Music at Clare College. Her interests lie in the histiography of Russian music and her current research focusses on 20th century cultural history, particularly on the music of Socialist Realism and its relation to Soviet power structures.
  • Professor Susan Gathercole. Professor Gathercole is the programme leader for the Memory and Perception group at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. She focusses particularly on children with developmental disorders in memory, attention, language and learning, looking at the nature of the underlying cognitive deficits and what can be done to overcome them.
  • Professor Matthew Kramer. Professor Kramer is Professor of Legal and Political Philosophy in the Faculty of Law, and director of the Cambridge Forum for Legal & Political Philosophy. His specialisms include legal positivism, normative ethics and meta-ethics and his most recent book considers issues of torture and moral integrity.
  • Professor Rae Langton. Professor Langton is Professor of Philosophy and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Born in India, she has lived and worked in Australia and the United States, most recently at the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT. She writes and teaches on feminist philosophy, ethics, metaphysics and the history of philosophy.
  • Professor Judith Lieu. As Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity, Professor Lieu’s specialisms include second century Christianity and aspects of the New Testament, especially the Johannine literature, and feminist and gender analysis of the New Testament and other early Christian literature.

During the ceremony today Lord Stern also welcomed the election of 15 new Corresponding Fellows from overseas universities together with two new Honorary Fellows, Dame Liz Forgan DBE and Lord O’Donnell.

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

The British Academy New Fellows 2014

  • Professor Roger Backhouse, Professor of the History and Philosophy of Economics, University of Birmingham; Part time Erasmus, University of Rotterdam
  • Professor Richard Bentall, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Liverpool
  • Professor Francesco Billari, Professor of Sociology and Demography, University of Oxford; Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford
  • Professor Susanne Bobzien, Professor of Philosophy, University of Oxford; Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College
  • Professor Georgina Born, Professor of Music and Anthropology, University of Oxford; Fellow, Mansfield College, Oxford; Bloch Visiting Professor of Music, University of California, Berkeley
  • Professor Joanna Bourke, Professor of History, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Professor Margaret Brazier OBE, Professor of Law, University of Manchester
  • Dr Susan Brigden, Langford Fellow and Tutor in History, Lincoln College Oxford; Reader in History, University of Oxford
  • Professor Peter Buckley OBE, Professor of International Business, University of Leeds; Cheung Kong Scholar Chair Professor, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing
  • Professor Matthew Collins, Professor of Biomolecular Archaeology, University of York
  • Professor David Crouch, Professor of Medieval History, University of Hull
  • Professor John Curtice, Professor of Politics, University of Strathclyde
  • Professor Sarah Curtis, Professor of Health and Risk and Executive Director, Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience, Durham University
  • Professor David Denison, Smith Professor of English Language and Medieval Literature, University of Manchester
  • Professor Ingrid De Smet, Professor of French and Neo-Latin Studies, University of Warwick
  • Professor Eleanor Dickey, Professor of Classics, University of Reading
  • Professor Katrin Flikschuh, Professor of Modern Political Theory, London School of Economics
  • Professor Gavin Flood, Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion, University of Oxford; Academic Director, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
  • Professor Marina Frolova-Walker, Professor of Music History, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge; Fellow, Clare College, Cambridge
  • Professor Anne Fuchs, Professor of German Studies, University of Warwick
  • Professor Tamar Garb, Durning Lawrence Professor in the History of Art, University College London
  • Professor Susan Gathercole​, MRC Research Professor, University of Cambridge; Director, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge
  • Professor Paul Gilroy, Professor of American and English Literature, King’s College London
  • Professor Patrick Haggard, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London
  • Professor Stephen Halliwell FRSE, Professor of Greek, University of St Andrews
  • Professor Francesca Happé, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Director and Head of Department, MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
  • Professor Henrietta Harrison, Professor of Modern Chinese Studies, University of Oxford
  • Professor Jeremy Horder, Professor of Criminal Law, London School of Economics
  • Professor Matthew Kramer, Professor of Legal and Political Philosophy, University of Cambridge; Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge
  • Professor Neil Lazarus, Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick
  • Professor Rae Langton, Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge; Fellow, Newnham College, Cambridge
  • Professor Judith Lieu, Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge; Fellow, Robinson College, Cambridge
  • Professor Christian List, Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, London School of Economics
  • Professor Jane Millar OBE, Professor of Social Policy and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research), University of Bath
  • Professor Ann Phoenix, Professor of Education, Institute of Education, University of London
  • Professor Carol Propper CBE, Professor of Economics, Imperial College Business School; Professor of Economics of Public Policy, University of Bristol
  • Professor Tony Prosser, Professor of Public Law, University of Bristol Law School; Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges
  • Professor Charlotte Roberts, Professor of Archaeology, Durham University
  • Professor Stephen Smith, Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford; Professor of History, University of Oxford; Honorary Research Professor, Department of History, University of Essex
  • Professor Cecilia Trifogli, Professor of Medieval Philosophy, University of Oxford; Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford
  • Professor Dimitri Vayanos, Professor of Finance, London School of Economics
  • Professor Sarah Whatmore, Professor of Environment and Public Policy, University of Oxford; Fellow, Keble College, Oxford

The British Academy Corresponding Fellows 2014

  • Professor Svetlana Alpers, Professor Emerita of Art History, University of California, Berkeley
  • Professor Trevor Barnes, Professor of Geography, University of British Columbia
  • Professor Gian Biagio Conte, Professor of Latin Literature Emeritus, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
  • Professor Janet Dean Fodor, Distinguished Professor of Linguistics, City University of New York
  • Professor Naomi Ellemers, Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology, Leiden University
  • Professor James Hankins, Professor of History, Harvard University
  • Professor Lynn Hunt, Distinguished Research Professor, University of California at Los Angeles
  • Professor Martti Koskenniemi, Professor of International Law, University of Helsinki; Director, The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights
  • Professor Henri Leridon​, Directeur de recherche Emeritus, Institut national d’études démographiques (INED), Paris
  • Professor Jane Mansbridge, Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Professor Charles Manski, Board of Trustees Professor in Economics, and Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University
  • Professor Dr Claudia Märtl, Professor of Medieval History, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Professor Dr Jürgen Osterhammel, Professor of Modern History, University of Konstanz
  • Professor Michael Posner, Professor of Psychology Emeritus, University of Oregon; Adjunct Professor, Weill Medical College, New York
  • Professor Yutaka Yoshida, Professor of Central Asian Studies, Kyoto University

The British Academy Honorary Fellows 2014

  • Dame Liz Forgan DBE, Deputy Chair, British Museum; Chair, Scott Trust; Chair, National Youth Orchestra; Trustee, Art Fund
  • Lord O’Donnell GCB, Chairman, Frontier Economics; Strategic Advisor, TD Bank; Non-Executive Director, Brookfield Asset Management; Visiting Professor, LSE and UCL; Trustee, The Economist

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