The UK Academy of Social Sciences announced today that it has conferred the award of Fellow on US geographer Mei-Po Kwan, among other leading social scientists.

Academy Fellows are drawn from academics, practitioners and policymakers across the social sciences. They have been recognized after an extensive peer review process for the excellence and impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit. This includes substantial contributions and leadership in various fields, including higher education, social, economic and environmental policy, government, law, charitable foundations and think tanks.

Mei-Po Kwan, Professor of Geography and Geographic Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was the only US geographer to receive the award of Fellow by the Academy of Social Sciences this year. The Academy’s citation accompanying her selection emphasized the impact of Professor Kwan’s work, noting that she “has made significant contributions to theory, methods and practice in urban, GI science, mobility and health research.”

About the Academy of Social Sciences
The Academy of Social Sciences is the national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences. Its mission is to promote social science in the United Kingdom for the public benefit. The Academy is composed of 1313 individual Fellows, 44 Learned Societies, and a number of affiliates, together representing nearly 90,000 social scientists. Fellows are distinguished scholars and practitioners from academia and the public and private sectors. Most learned societies in the social sciences in the UK are represented within the Academy. The Academy also sponsors the Campaign for Social Science.

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Aarti Basnyat
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Academy of Social Sciences/Campaign for Social Sciences
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18 October 2018