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Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen elected Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales

10 June 2022

Karin Wahl-Jorgensen

Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, University Dean of Research Environment and Culture and Professor of Journalism Studies, has been elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.

Receiving a fellowship from the society, Wales’ national academy for the arts and sciences, is a public recognition of excellence in the field of learning.

Nomination is a thorough process which sees candidates progressing through a rigorous process of assessment. Once elected, fellows are lifelong members.

Professor Wahl-Jorgensen has been based at the School of Journalism, Media and Culture since 2000 where her research focuses on the relationship between citizenship, media and emotion - and how it is affected by rapid technological change and innovation.

Professor Wahl-Jorgensen said, “This year’s list of new fellows demonstrates Wales’ thriving academic and civic life and I feel privileged to be part of that.

“I look forward to the opportunity to contribute my expertise to the society’s collective knowledge in order to promote research and inspire learning.”

Professor Hywel Thomas, President of the Society said: “The expertise of our new Fellows is outstanding. The range of research shows that Wales is well-placed to meet the environmental, technological, social, cultural, political and health challenges we face.”

The Learned Society was founded in 2010, with the aim of celebrating and encouraging excellence in all scholarly disciplines, promoting learning and scholarship and the dissemination of excellence in Welsh research.

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