Department of Political Science


Professor Cecile Laborde has just been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA).

19 September 2013

The Department is delighted to announce that Professor Cecile Laborde has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy.

Cecile Laborde

Cécile Laborde has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy.  The British Academy is the national academy for the humanities and social sciences, equivalent to the Royal Society for the natural sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Science in the United States.

In electing her, the Academy sought to acknowledge the distinctive contribution Cécile has made to the study of political thought, most notably through her writings on republican political theory. 

She was among the youngest of the 47 Fellows elected at the Annual General Meeting of the Academy in July 2013 and it is unusual for fellows to be elected so early in their career.  Indeed, many are not elected until after they have retired. 

Asked for her reaction, Cécile said that she surprised but honoured to have been nominated and selected for such a prestigious distinction and said that it reflected credit on the centre of excellence in Political Theory at UCL.

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