St Catz Fellow elected to British Academy

Professor Pekka Hämäläinen, St Catz Fellow and the Rhodes Professor of American History, has been elected to the British Academy for his distinguished contribution to interdisciplinary research. His research focuses on early and nineteenth-century North America, specialising in indigenous, colonial, imperial, environmental, and borderlands history, with additional interest in comparative and global histories of empires, indigenous and nomadic societies in world history, and the history of the Western Hemisphere in global context. 

The British Academy, founded in 1902, is the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences. It elected 86 new Fellows this year, who join over 1400 other intellectuals to ‘mobilise these disciplines to understand the world and shape a brighter future.’

We congratulate Professor Hämäläinen on this prestigious and well-deserved accolade.