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The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

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Claire Connolly

FLSW. BA, MA(NUI), PhD(Wales 1995).

Professor of Modern English and Head of the School of English and Digital Humanities UCC

Member PL&AElected in 2018

Former Member of RIA Standing Committee for Council Recommended Members; Member of judging panel for RIA Michel Déon Prize; Member, Young Academy Selection Panel 2022-2023; Parnell Fellow in Irish Studies at Magdalene College Cambridge 2018-2019. On Council 2021-, VP 2022-2023.

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