Alice Harris Elected as Corresponding Fellow by the British Academy

Alice Harris
Alice Harris

Alice Harris, professor emerita in the department of linguistics, has been named a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.


On Friday, July 24, the British Academy announced it welcomed 86 new Fellows, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to subjects within the humanities and social sciences. The 86 academics elected include 52 new UK-based Fellows, 30 overseas academics joining the Corresponding Fellowship and four new Honorary Fellows. 

The British Academy’s purpose is “to deepen understanding of people, societies and cultures, and enabling everyone to learn, progress and prosper.”

Harris is the only Fellow elected this year in linguistics.

Some of Harris’s other awards include the Erskine Fellowship, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1999; a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo, 2004-05; Outstanding Alumna Award (Randolph-Macon Woman’s College), 2004, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, 2009-10.