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Professor Celia Lury elected as Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Celia LuryThe Academy of Social Sciences has awarded a Fellowship to Professor Celia Lury, Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM) at the University of Warwick.

Each year a number of Fellowships are awarded to recognise leading social scientists, who are judged on the excellence and impact of their work in using social science for public benefit.

Professor Lury is a pioneering researcher in the sociology of culture, with particular interests in consumer culture and branding as a cultural force. She is one of 69 new Fellows announced this week.

Professor Lury joined the University of Warwick in January 2012 as founding Director of CIM. The Centre was established in 2012 to foster innovative and experimental forms of knowledge production through a sustained focus on methodology.

Commenting on her Fellowship, Professor Lury said: “I am very pleased to become a Fellow of the Academy. As Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, I hope to be part of discussions about the opportunities for methodological innovation inside and outside the social sciences.”

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.”

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 the public benefit.

16 October 2017

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