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Margaret Levi ’68 Elected to British Academy

September 7, 2022 Judy Hill
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Margaret Levi '68, director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and professor of political science at Stanford University, was recently elected as a Corresponding Fellow to the British Academy, the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences.

Levi, whose research looks at the origins and effects of trustworthy government, has written and co-authored several books, including Of Rule and Revenue (University of California Press, 1988) and In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism (Princeton University Press, 2013).

“Bryn Mawr is where my mind returns whenever I receive honors as significant as my election as a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy,” says Levi. “The College offered a space where I could be a ’60s political radical with impunity, an explorer of subjects and ideas, and a border-crossing intellectual. The extent to which my work is innovative—of which this honor is a recognition—results from those formative experiences.”