Angela McRobbie, Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy.
She was one of 66 new Fellows elected as Fellows of the British Academy on 20 July 2017. Fellows of the British Academy represent the very best of humanities and social sciences research, in the UK and globally.
Angela said: “I am thrilled and delighted to be elected as a Fellow of the British Academy. I began my academic career somewhere in the twilight space between English Literature and Sociology with a thesis on girls' magazines.
“Cultural Studies has been my field of choice ever since my time at Birmingham University Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies in the mid-1970s, and now for almost 20 years at Goldsmiths. The sustained study of popular vernacular cultures feels as relevant today as it did back in the 1970s. I am honoured to have my research marked by this Fellowship.”
Commenting on the announcement Lord Stern, outgoing President of the British Academy, said: “The UK’s research and innovation sector is one of our nation’s greatest assets, and its diversity and openness is a strength that makes us a world-leader in research. This year’s cohort of leading Fellows is a strong illustration.”