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Source: University of Sydney

Two University of Sydney social scientists have been elected to the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in recognition of their world-leading research in the fields of intellectual history and environmental justice.

The new Fellows, who are both from the University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, have been honoured for their distinguished contributions to their disciplines and to society:

Professor Fitzmaurice and Professor Schlosberg are among 37 new Fellows elected to the the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia this year.

President of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Professor Jane Hall, congratulated the scholars elected this year.

“These new members are really at the cutting edge in social research and policy, and they’ve all made enormous contributions to their fields,” she said in a statement . “It’s a privilege to have people of this calibre as members of the Academy.”

University of Sydney Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison echoed these sentiments and congratulated the new Fellows.

“Professor Fitzmaurice and Professor Schlosberg are leading scholars in their fields and have produced groundbreaking research over many years. They are also research leaders – having taken on significant leadership roles at Departmental, School and Faculty level, as well as being passionate advocates for the values of the social sciences in the broader community. I am delighted they have been recognised for their work,” Professor Ivison said.

The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia is one of the country’s four Learned Academies and seeks to promote excellence in the social sciences in Australia and in their contribution to public policy.