Professor Clare Harris elected to British Academy

Clare Harris, Curator for Asian Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum and Professor of Visual Anthropology at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy today. She is one of seven Oxford academics recognised by the British Academy for their achievements in the humanities and social sciences.

Portrait of professor Clare Harris

Clare's pioneering research focuses on Tibetan visual and material culture in India, the Tibetan-speaking regions of the People’s Republic of China, and across the globally dispersed Tibetan diaspora. She has created a wide range of innovative projects inspired by theories and methods derived from anthropology, art history, post-colonial studies and critical museology.

Clare said: ‘I am utterly delighted and honoured to have been elected to the Fellowship of the British Academy. As someone who first benefitted from British Academy funding as a graduate student, I greatly appreciate the Academy’s capacity to support innovative research across the Humanities and Social Sciences and I look forward to contributing to that process as a Fellow serving on its committees.’

The new Fellows of the British Academy join a community of over 1400 of the leading minds that make up the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences.