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We are thrilled Professor Louise Amoore from our Department of Geography has become a newly elected Fellow of The British Academy.

The British Academy elects up to 86 new scholars each year to its fellowship who have achieved distinction in any branch of the humanities and social sciences.

A professor of political geography

Louise has written extensively on the politics of algorithmic systems and AI, the ethics of machine learning, and the geopolitics of security, borders and biometrics. She currently holds an ERC Advanced Grant for the project Algorithmic Societies: Ethical Life in the Machine Learning Age.

Her most recent book, Cloud Ethics: Algorithms and the Attributes of Ourselves and Others examines the ethico-political questions surrounding machine learning and deep neural network algorithms. The book was awarded the 2023 Royal Geographical Society Political Geography book prize.

Louise is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and is Mercator Fellow at the Goethe University Frankfurt.

Recognising an outstanding contribution

The British Academy welcomes a new group of leading international humanities and social sciences researchers to its Fellowship each year. The latest cohort of Fellows highlights the depth and breadth of the SHAPE (Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts for People and the Economy) disciplines and reflects the importance of interdisciplinary research.

Of the 86 Fellows elected this year, 52 were elected from 29 universities across the UK. There are a further 30 Corresponding Fellows from universities in South Africa, Germany, Australia and India, as well as four Honorary Fellows.

Louise's fellowship honours her internationally distinguished contribution to the field of Human Geography.

Joining a community of over 1,600 distinguished intellectuals, Louise becomes part of the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences.

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