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Two Sussex academics made Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

Professors Helga Dittmar and Rorden Wilkinson have been made Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Two University of Sussex academics are among 73 leading social scientists who have been made Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

Helga Dittmar, Professor of Social and Applied Psychology, has been recognised for the ground-breaking research programme that she has developed over 25 years on the impact of consumer culture values on identity and well-being.

Rorden Wilkinson, Professor of Global Political Economy and Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education and Innovation), has pioneered institutional understandings of international organisations in world politics, particularly with regard to the World Trade Organisation.

They join 10 other Sussex professors as members of the organisation, which was established in 1999 to promote excellence in, and encourage the advancement of, the social sciences in the UK. A number of emeritus professors from Sussex are also Fellows.

The Academy of Social Sciences has more than 1,300 individual Fellows, who are distinguished scholars and practitioners from academia and the public and private sectors. They are recognised after an extensive peer review process for the excellence and impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit. 

New Fellows are welcomed and awarded their certificates by the President or Chair of the Academy at the AGM each summer and at the President’s Lunch each winter, which provide opportunities for them to meet other Fellows.

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Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Friday, 22 March 2019

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