IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Professor Louise Archer announced Fellow for the Social Sciences

1 November 2017

The Academy of Social Sciences has conferred the award of Fellow on 69 leading social scientists, including the IOE's Professor Louise Archer, Karl Mannheim Chair of Sociology of Education.

The new Fellows have been recognised after an extensive process of peer review for the excellence and impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit. This includes substantial contributions and leadership in higher education, government, public health and social policy, funding councils, charitable foundations and think tanks.

A leading figure in the sociology of education, Professor Archer is particularly known for her work developing the concept of 'Science Capital'.

Announcing the conferment, Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS, Chair of the Academy, said:

"Each new distinguished Fellow has been recognised for their outstanding and impactful contributions in their respective fields, and will prove invaluable additions to the range of expertise within the Academy.

"This speaks not only to the power and scope of the social sciences to address the big issues of our time, but also to the growing depth and breadth of representation within the Academy as the voice of the social science community as a whole."

Director of the IOE, Professor Becky Francis, added:

"Many congratulations to Louise - I'm really thrilled to see her contribution recognised in this way, as well as the IOE's impressive level of representation among AcSS Fellows expand even further."