Five Oxford academics awarded BA Fellowships

Five Oxford academics spanning a range of disciplines have been appointed to Fellowships of the British Academy (FBA) in this year's annual election. They are:

Dr Diego Gambetta, University Reader in Sociology and Fellow of All Souls College, whose research interests include analytical sociology, signalling theory, trust and organised crime.

Dr Avner Offer, Fellow of Nuffield College and Reader in recent Social Economic History, who was recently appointed to the Chichele Professorship of Economic History, commencing on 1 August 2000. Dr Offer's current research is a comparative study of consumption and well-being in the United States and Britain. Dr Gordon Marshall, Official Fellow in Sociology at Nuffield College, who is currently on secondment as Chief Executive of the ESRC. Dr Marshall's research interests include social exclusion, equality of opportunity, distributive justice and the culture of economic enterprise.

The Revd Professor Oliver O'Donovan, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theo-logy and Canon of Christ Church, whose interests lie in the field of Christian ethics, and especially Christian political thought, contemporary and historical.

Professor James Malcomson, Professor of Economics and Fellow of All Souls College, who is a specialist in contracts and incentives, especially their implications for labour markets (wages, unemployment, and trade unions) and health services.

Also amongst the elected Fellows is Professor John Broome, Professor of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews, who has been appointed to Oxford University's White's Professorship of Moral Philosophy. Professor Broome will become a Fellow of Corpus Christi College when he takes up his appointment on 1 October 2000.

Amongst the Academy's Officers for 2000–1 are: Mr John Flemming, Warden of Wadham College, who has been re-elected as Treasurer for the seventh successive year; Professor Fergus Millar, Camden Professor of Ancient History and Fellow of Brasenose College who retains the post of Publications Secretary which he has held since 1997; and Professor Rees Davies, Chichele Professor of Medieval History and Fellow of All Souls College, who has been re-elected as Chairman of the Committee on Academy Research Projects.

The Academy elected 35 new Fellows in total.

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