Goldsmiths Professor of Sociology recognised for his distinguished contribution to the field.
An academic from Goldsmiths, University of London, has been named a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Professor Les Back, who is a Professor of Sociology, becomes one of around 1100 recognised Fellows working around the world.
He has a long connection with Goldsmiths having studied as both an undergraduate and postgraduate at the university during the 1980s.
He then joined the Department of Sociology in 1993, having previously taught at the University of Birmingham.
Examples of Professor Back’s research subjects at Goldsmiths include race and racism, social exclusion and postcolonial theory.
He said: "I rarely take stock or reflect on my own work because, like most researchers and writers, I am always thinking about what's ahead and driven by that sense that next time I will do better.
“People often say to me 'Les you've written a lot of books' and I always reply 'that’s because I am still trying to write a good one' in my own estimation.
“This fellowship is a wonderful honour for me particularly because I was nominated by scholars and writers I really admire and I am very grateful to be acknowledged in this way".