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Professor Jean Burgess

Prof Jean Burgess elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities

Author Kathy Nickels
Date 26 November 2021

Professor Jean Burgess, Associate Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S), has been elected as one of the 25 new Fellows of the Australian Academy of the Humanities – the highest honour for humanities scholars in Australia.

Academy President, Lesley Head FASSA FAHA announced the new Fellows yesterday.

“I am honoured to welcome our new Fellows to the Academy, elected in recognition of their distinguished achievement in the humanities and arts disciplines and for their outstanding contribution to Australian cultural life,” said Professor Head.

Professor Jean Burgess is one of Australia’s leading experts on the social and cultural aspects of digital media technologies and platforms.

ADM+S Centre Director Julian Thomas welcomed the announcement, saying “Professor Burgess’s election to the Academy is richly merited recognition of her remarkable contribution to the emergence of digital media as a field of scholarly inquiry in Australia and internationally.”

As ADM+S Associate Director, Professor Burgess is instrumental in connecting national and international researchers and partners across government, industry and the community to work towards the Centre’s vision – to develop responsible, ethical and inclusive automated decision-making systems for the benefit of all Australians.

In total 40 new members were elected to the Australian Academy of Humanities Fellowship including Fellows, Corresponding Fellows, and Honorary Fellows. Read the full list of new members on the Australian Academy of the Humanities website.