Faculty Highlight: British Academy Fellowship

July 25, 2022

Professor Chika Okeke-Agulu has been elected Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. From the British Academy Website:

"Each year, the British Academy elects to its fellowship up to 52 outstanding UK-based scholars who have achieved distinction in any branch of the humanities and social sciences. Others based overseas can also be elected as Corresponding Fellows, and, in addition, the Academy can elect Honorary Fellows.

Fellows are the major category of fellowship at the Academy. They are scholars who have 'attained distinction in any of the branches of study which it is the object of the Academy to promote' – the humanities and the social sciences. Election is a mark of distinction, as only a very small number of scholars in any field are elected. Scholars must be habitually resident in the UK at the time of election.

Up to 52 elections are made in each year to the fellowship. There are now over 1,400 Fellows.

Corresponding Fellows are scholars outside the UK who have 'attained high international standing in any of the branches of study which it is the object of the Academy to promote'. Some familiarity with research in the UK is valuable, in order to facilitate a contribution to the work of the Academy, eg through assessments of candidates for election.

Up to 20 elections are made in each year to the Corresponding Fellowship. There are now over 300 Corresponding Fellows."

Professor Chika Okeke-Agulu is Professor of Art and Archaeology and African American Studies and Director, Program in African Studies, African and African Diaspora. Okeke-Agulu serves on the board of directors of College Art Association, the advisory board of the Center for the Study of Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, the executive board of Princeton in Africa, and editorial board of African Studies Review