10 July 2023

King’s Birthday Honours for JMCOE

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Trailblazing UniSA sociologist Professor Anthony Elliott, Executive Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2023 King’s Birthday Honours List.

Prof Elliott, whose award recognises significant service to education and to social science policy and research, is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in the UK, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, and a Senior Member of King’s College, Cambridge.  He currently serves as a member of the Australian Research Council’s College of Experts. 

“To be included in this year’s King’s Birthday Honours List is exhilarating,” Professor Elliott said. “It’s truly a great honour to be recognised”, he said.

“I have been exceptionally privileged to be given opportunities where I could make a difference – and make a difference where it counts - through interdisciplinary scholarship, mentoring and global engagement.”

Professor Elliott is recognised as one of the nation’s most distinguished sociologists and public intellectuals.  In 2023, he was appointed Bradley Distinguished Professor at UniSA in recognition for his research leadership and international scholarly impact.

His recent research on artificial intelligence, advanced robotics and accelerating automation has earned him international acclaim.  The New Republic has described his research breakthroughs as “thought-provoking and disturbing”. He has secured competitive research funding from, among other agencies, the Australian Research Council, the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Programme, the Toyota Foundation, the Australia-Japan Foundation, and the Japan Foundation.

Prof Elliott has held professorships in the UK and Australia and has been invited professor at Keio University, Japan (where he is currently Super-Global Visiting Professor), Trinity College Dublin, Paris-Panthéon-Assas University, La Trobe University and University College Dublin. Author of hundreds of articles and critiques in newspapers, weeklies and the specialist press, Prof Elliott is the author and editor of some fifty books, published in over 18 languages, including "Concepts of the Self" (2000), “Social Theory Since Freud” (2004), "Making The Cut" (2007), "Contemporary Social Theory: An Introduction" (2009), "Identity Troubles" (2016), "The Culture of AI" (2019), "Making Sense of AI" (2021) and "Algorithmic Intimacy" (2022).


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