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Two SOCSI staff elected as Fellows of The Learned Society of Wales

24 April 2014

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Professor Paul Atkinson and Dr Sara Delamont have been elected to The Learned Society of Wales in the 2014 Election of new Fellows. 

Professor Paul Atkinson is Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences. He and Sara Delamont are the founding editors of the Sage journal Qualitative Research. He is currently conducting fieldwork and writing about skills and expertise among potters, printers, glassblowers and others. In 2013 he delivered the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) annual lecture entitled ‘Why do fieldwork?’ reflecting on research from his career.

Dr Sara Delamont is a Reader in the School of Social Sciences. She was the first woman President of BERA and is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences. Her research has covered many different areas and disciplines including anthropology, feminist and gender studies, the sociology of education, food, professions and qualitative research methods. She is currently doing ground-breaking ethnographic research on Capoeira and Savate (French kickboxing). In 2013 she was awarded the British Sociological Association Distinguished Service Award for her contribution to British Sociology.

Sara and Paul join ten other School of Social Sciences staff who are existing Fellows of the Society, which was founded in 2010.

This recent election has added forty-three Fellows to the Society who represent a broad range of academic disciplines.  The 2014 Election is the fourth in a rolling process towards the building of a strong, representative Fellowship. 

Election to Fellowship of the Learned Society of Wales is via nomination by existing Fellows.  It is open to men and women of all ages and from all ethnic groups:

  • who have a demonstrable record of excellence and achievement in any of the academic disciplines or who, being members of the professions, the arts, industry, commerce or public service, have made a distinguished contribution to the world of learning; and
  • who are resident in Wales, or who are persons of Welsh birth but are resident elsewhere, or who otherwise have a particular connection with Wales.

Cardiff School of Social Sciences staff who are Fellows of the Society:

Professor Barbara Adam
Professor Huw Beynon
Professor Phil Brown
Professor Harry Collins
Professor Alan Felstead
Professor Ralph Fevre
Professor Ian Rees Jones
Professor Gareth Rees
Professor Teresa Rees
Professor Valerie Walkerdine

 

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