Three academics from The University of Western Australia are among 22 leading scholars elected as 2012 Fellows of the Australian Academy of the Humanities - one of the highest honours available for achievement in the humanities in Australia.
Philip Mead - Winthrop Professor and inaugural Chair of Australian Literature at UWA. Professor Mead's key research areas include Australian literary and cultural history, Anglophone poetry and poetics, transnational poetics, Shakespearean institutions in Australia, literary education and digital humanities.
Susan Broomhall - Winthrop Professor of History in the School of Humanities at UWA. Professor Broomhall has achieved widespread international recognition for her innovative scholarship in the field of women and gender in early modern France and the Low Countries.
Terri-ann White - Director of UWA Publishing since 2006. In 1999, Professor White was the inaugural Director of the interdisciplinary Institute of Advanced Studies at UWA, a post she combined with her role as Director of UWA Publishing until 2011.
Fellowship of the Academy comprises more than 500 distinguished individuals elected by their peers in recognition of the excellence and impact of their scholarship in fields including archaeology, art, Asian and European studies, classical and modern literature, cultural and communication studies, languages and linguistics, philosophy, musicology, history and religion.
For more information, visit the Academy website.
Michael Sinclair-Jones (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 3229 / (+61 4) 00 700 783