Nottingham member elected as Fellow of the British Academy


30 August 2020 – 10 Elul 5780
Professor Mike Billig

30 August 2020

Professor Mike Billig, a member of Nottingham Liberal Synagogue (NLS), has been elected as Fellow of the British Academy.

The British Academy consists of world-leading scholars and researchers in the humanities and social science. Only one or two people are elected each year in each section, via a rigorous process.

Mike is a former professor of social sciences at Loughborough University, working in contemporary social psychology.

He has authored a number of books and articles and is widely acclaimed across academia for developing new forms of social psychology which are closely linked with other social sciences and especially with the study of language.

In his entry on the British Academy website, Mike’s subjects are listed as: “Nationalism; far-right; rhetoric and thinking; psycho-analysis and repression; history of psychology; academic writing; psychology and humour; theory and examples in psychology; history of rock ’n’ roll.”

Mike is an active member of NLS where he recently gave an inspiring and fascinating Zoom talk on Rock ’n’ Roll Jews.

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