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Queen Mary International scholar elected to the prestigious Academia Europaea

An academic from Queen Mary University of London has been elected to the only Europe-wide learned society, Academia Europaea.

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Miri Rubin is a Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History in Queen Mary’s School of History. Miri’s research focuses on issues of identity, community, and gender, the boundaries of cooperation and the threat of violence.

Following a rigorous peer review process, Academia Europaea extended invitations to 302 international scholars this year.  It aims to advance the education of the public in Europe across various subjects spanning humanities and social sciences. Founded in 1988, members include over 3800 scientists and scholars who collectively aim to promote learning, education and research.

Professor Rubin said: “I am touched and pleased to be elected to Academia Europaea by my peers across Europe, and particularly delighted to share this honour with my colleagues in the School of History and our Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

I look forward to fruitful activities within the Academy in promotion of European intellectual collaboration within a global context.”

Julian Jackson, Professor of Modern History and Head of School, said: “This is wonderful and appropriate honour for Miri who is such a truly international scholar; it is a great distinction for us; and it is seems also symbolically significant at such a delicate moment in our relations with Europe in general.”

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