Members of Trinity Hall elected to British Academy fellowship

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Three Trinity Hall academics in the fields of law, politics and social order have been elected to the fellowship of the British Academy, the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences.

Professor Brian Cheffins is Fellow in Law at Trinity Hall and has been elected to the fellowship in recognition of his work on the application of economic analysis to the area of company law.

Professor David Runciman is Fellow in Politics. He has been elected to the British Academy fellowship in recognition of his work on the history of political thought (from Hobbes through to late 19th and 20th century political thought); theories of the state and political representation; and contemporary politics and political theory.

Professor Alison Liebling is an alumna (1988) and former Fellow in Social Sciences at Trinity Hall. She has been elected to the fellowship in recognition of her work on studying prisons, specifically the internal social order of prisons.

This year a record 76 academics were elected as Fellows of the Academy, six from the University of Cambridge.