Dean of The City Law School honoured by the Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Carl Stychin, Dean of The City Law School, has been conferred with the prestigious award of Academician by The Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS). Professor Stychin was selected for his pioneering work in the socio-legal study of gender, sexuality and law. He is recognised as one of the small number of founders of the field of queer legal theory.
Twenty-eight leading social scientists were selected for the honour this year. The recipients have a wide range of expertise in the social sciences, including education, geography, social work, gerontology, law, sociology, economics and psychology.
The Academy of Social Sciences has over 900 individual Academicians, who are distinguished scholars and practitioners from academia and the public and private sectors. A spokesperson for the Academy commented:
"All the Academicians are distinguished scholars and practitioners from academia and the public and private sectors - they are given this status after a peer group has reviewed the standing and impact of their work."
Amongst those also conferred as Academicians were Professor Bernard Silverman, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Home Office; Professor James Goodwin, Head of Research, Age UK and Professor Jacqueline Hodgson, a leading figure in the empirical examination of criminal defence provision.