Senior research scholar at the University Center for Human Values, Victoria McGeer, has been elected a Corresponding Fellow by the Australian Academy of the Humanities. This signal honor recognizes Dr. McGeer's wide range of scholarly contributions in the humanities and, in particular, her contributions to the Australian research community through her part-time appointment as Professor of Philosophy at the Australian National University. Her research spans topics in moral psychology, the development of agential capacities and its impairments, responsibility, the nature of folk-psychological explanation, problems of self-knowledge, and the metaphysics of mind. She is currently working on a project on the distinctive nature of human capacities, their relationship to responsible agency, and the extent to which such capacities might be instantiated in Artificial Systems.
The Australian Academy of the Humanities comprises a Fellowship of over 640 of the most influential humanities researchers and practitioners in, or associated, with Australia. In 2015, the Academy established the category of Corresponding Fellows "to recognize scholars who have made an outstanding contribution in a field of the humanities but who reside outside of Australia, and who have a strong, positive and continuing connection to academic work in the humanities in Australia." Election to the Academy is the highest honor of achievement in the humanities in Australia. Fellows use the post-nominal designation of FAHA.
Read the 2022 announcement here.