The academics have been elected to the fellowship this year in recognition of their work in the fields of literature, visual culture, memory, history and heritage, and are among 85 distinguished scholars to be elected to the British Academy in 2022.
Professor Virginia Cox (Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics; Trinity College)
Virginia Cox’s research focuses on Renaissance and Counter-Reformation Italian literature, on the history of the reception of classical rhetorical theory in Italy between the 13th and 16th centuries, and on the history of Italian early modern writing by women.
Professor Richard Henson (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit)
Richard (Rik) Henson’s primary research focus is how the brain 'remembers' things. His work uses focuses on trying to understand how our brains support different types of memory, which is vital for understanding the memory problems associated with brain damage and disease. He is current president of the British Neuroscience Association.
Professor Heonik Kwon (Department of Social Anthropology; Trinity College)
Heonik Kwon is the author of prize-winning books on the historical memories of the Vietnam War, Asia’s Cold War, and the Korean War. He is currently working on the history of cultural internationalism in the 20th century and beyond as part of a five-year research project called Beyond The Korean War.
Professor Marie Louise Sorensen (Department of Archaeology; Jesus College)
Marie Louise Sorensen specialises in European prehistory, gender and theory, as well as contemporary heritage politics: in particular around conflict, including destruction and reconstruction. Sorensen has recently worked on early colonial expansion into the Cape Verde islands, and investigated domestic life in Bronze Age Hungary.
Professor Emma Wilson (Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics; Corpus Christi College)
Emma Wilson researches contemporary visual culture, modern French literature and gender. She has written on contemporary women filmmakers in France, along with the uses of cinema to respond to loss and pain in her book Love, Mortality and the Moving Image. Wilson’s book on filmmaker Céline Sciamma was published last year.