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Academy of Social Sciences appoints three Warwick Academicians

Three members of Warwick staff have been made Academicians of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS).

Professor Steve Fuller, Sociology, Professor Hilary Pilkington, Sociology and Professor Robin Wensley, Warwick Business School were honoured with the award in recognition of the significant contribution they have made to their disciplines and to the wider promotion of social sciences.

  • Professor Steve Fuller holds the Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology in the Department of Sociology. His major areas of research are the future of the University and critical intellectuals, the emergence of intellectual property in the information society, the interdisciplinary challenges in the natural and social sciences and the political and epistemological consequences of the new biology.
  • Professor Hilary Pilkington is based in Sociology. Her research interests are in the study of post-Soviet Russian society especially youth cultural practice, drug use, migration and displacement, ethnic and national identity including Muslim identity and the rise of xenophobic sentiments.
  • Professor Robin Wensley is based in Warwick Business School and is Professor of Policy and Marketing. His research interests are in marketing strategy, investment decision-making, decision processes, competitive market evolution and the role of choice in public policy.

The AcSS is the research body tasked with promoting social sciences in the UK for the benefit of the general public. It works with the Government and the public to raise awareness of social science and enhance its value to society.