Mansfield Professorial Fellow in Society and the Internet, Helen Margetts, has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy today, in recognition of her work in the fields of digital era governance, political behaviour and political institutions in the age of the internet, social media and big data.

Helen is among 76 distinguished scholars to be elected to the prestigious fellowship, joining a community of over 1400 leading minds that make up the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences. This year’s Fellows are notable for their academic versatility, with many having made significant contributions to a range of disciplines.

Commenting on her fellowship, Helen Margetts said, ‘What a wonderful opportunity to become a Fellow of the British Academy amongst scholars not only renowned in their respective fields but also whose research spans across disciplines and bridges divides. I am proud to receive this prestigious fellowship in recognition of multidisciplinary work that operates at the interface of political science and other disciplines from philosophy to the physical and life sciences. And I look forward to joining this new cohort in pushing the boundaries of how the social sciences and humanities can meet the great challenges of our time.’