Emeritus Professor at Sciences Po, Bruno Latour has been elected to the British Academy for the humanities and social sciences. Specialist of sociology and the philosophy of sciences, he has developed an analysis of our societies through the prism of anthropology of modernity. As Vice-President of Research at Sciences Po from 2008 to 2012, he impulsed new directions, in particular by creating the medialab, a unique unit of digital analysis of societies.
The British Academy is the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences, and an independent fellowship of around 1,400 world-leading scholars and researchers. Each year, the British Academy elects up to 76 outstanding scholars who have achieved academic distinction in the humanities and social sciences, as reflected in scholarly research activity and publication.
Bruno Latour joins the British Academy, a community of over 1400 of the leading minds that make up the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences. Current Fellows include the classicist Dame Mary Beard, the historian Sir Simon Schama and philosopher Baroness Onora O’Neill, while previous Fellows include Sir Winston Churchill, C.S Lewis, Seamus Heaney and Beatrice Webb.
This year, 76 world-leading academics have been elected from universities across the UK and around the world. As well as a fellowship, the British Academy is a funding body for research, nationally and internationally, and a forum for debate and engagement.