SOAS University of London

SOAS’s Professor Andrea Cornwall elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

15 October 2020
 Andrea Cornwall

Professor Andrea Cornwall, Pro-Director (Research & Enterprise), has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Andrea Cornwall is Pro-Director Research & Enterprise at SOAS and Professor of Global Development and Anthropology. She is a political anthropologist who specialises in the study of democratic innovation, citizen engagement, participatory research, gender justice and sexual rights. Her research focuses on power, inclusion and rights, and includes work with domestic and sex worker rights movements in Brazil and India, reproductive and sexual health in Zimbabwe and Nigeria, citizen participation and accountability in health policy and governance in the UK, Nigeria and Brazil, and on contestations over gender, empowerment and rights in international policy arenas. 

Professor Graham Upton, Interim Director of SOAS said:

“We are extremely proud that Andrea has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences. This is fantastic recognition for SOAS as an institution specialising in the Social Sciences. Congratulations Andrea.” 

Professor Cornall joins 72 other  leading UK social scientists to be conferred the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. All have been elected for their outstanding contributions to research, and for their application of social science to policy, education, society and the economy.

The Academy’s Fellowship is made up of distinguished individuals from academic, public and private sectors, across the full breadth of the social sciences. Through leadership, applied research, policymaking and practice, they have helped to address and deepen understanding of some of the toughest challenges facing our society and the world. Their work has contributed to the UK’s position as a global leader in the social sciences.

About the Academy of Social Sciences

The Academy of Social Sciences is the national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences. Its mission is to promote social science in the United Kingdom for public benefit. The Academy is composed of approximately 1400 individual Fellows, 46 Member Learned Societies, and a number of affiliates. Together, this body of organisations is a community of some 90,000 social scientists. Academy Fellows are leading professional social scientists from academia and the public and private sectors. The Campaign for Social Science is an integral part of the Academy.