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Professor Marie Louise Sørensen elected to the British Academy

Professor Marie Louise Sørensen, a College Fellow and Director of Studies in Archaeology, is one of 85 distinguished scholars to have been made a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) in 2022. 

The British Academy is the UK's national body for the humanities and social sciences – the study of peoples, cultures and societies, past, present and future. FBAs represent the very best researchers in related fields, in the UK and globally. 

Marie Louise specialises in European prehistory, gender and theory, as well as contemporary heritage politics: in particular around conflict, including destruction and reconstruction. She has recently worked on early colonial expansion into the Cape Verde islands, and investigated domestic life in Bronze Age Hungary.

She said: "I am very honoured and happy that my work is being recognised in this manner. I am also very pleased to add to the number of women in the Academy."

The Fellowship claims more than1,600 of the leading minds in these subjects from the UK and overseas. The Academy is also a funding body for research, nationally and internationally, and a forum for debate and engagement.  

"I am delighted to welcome these distinguished and pioneering scholars to our Fellowship,” said new President of the British Academy, Professor Julia Black. “I am equally delighted that we have so many new female Fellows. While I hope this means that the tide is finally turning for women in academia, there is still much to do to make the research world diverse and open to all.” 

“With our new Fellows’ expertise and insights, the Academy is better placed than ever to open new seams of knowledge and understanding and to enhance the wellbeing and prosperity of societies around the world,” said Black.