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16 Jul 2015

Professor David Buckingham listed as a British Academy Fellow

The British Academy has today (16 July) elected 42 highly distinguished UK academics from 18 universities as Fellows, in recognition of their outstanding research.

At its Annual General Meeting, the Academy welcomed the new Fellows whose research areas span the full range of the subject areas across the humanities and social sciences, from history to psychology, economics to law, literature to philosophy and languages to archaeology.

A total of 65 new Fellows were elected including Professor David Buckingham, School of Social Sciences. Professor Buckingham is a leading researcher on children’s and young people’s interactions with electronic media, and on media literacy education.  He is the author, co-author or editor of 26 books, and more than 200 articles and book chapters. He has taught and addressed conferences in more than 30 countries around the world, and his work has been disseminated in a wide range of print and broadcast media both nationally and internationally. 

Lord Stern, President of the British Academy, said: “This year we have the honour of once again welcoming the finest researchers and scholars into our Fellowship. 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.”

“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.”

Speaking of his Fellowship, Professor David Buckingham said: “It is a great personal honour to be elected to a Fellowship of the British Academy, but it is also an honour for the University, and an acknowledgment of its world-class work in Media and Communications.”

The Academy's Review of the Year and further information on the Academy and its activities are available online