Pope appoints Lady Margaret Scotford Archer to head Pontifical Academy
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
4/14/2014 (2 years ago)
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Lady Margaret Scotford Archer has been appointed by Pope Francis to be President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences." The group consists of scholars dedicated to studying issues in the social sciences in order to offer reflection and advice to the leadership of the Church.
Lady Margaret Scotford Archer was born in Grenoside, U.K., and holds a Ph.D. from the University of London. She is currently a professor at l'Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. She previously taught for many years at the University of Warwick in Great Britain.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Archer was born in Grenoside, U.K., and holds a Ph.D. from the University of London. She is currently a professor at l'Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. She previously taught for many years at the University of Warwick in Great Britain.
Lady Archer describes her research in the "area of philosophy and social science," in her biographical page on the Web site of the Pontifical Academy. She is concerned with "how to theorize the interplay between society, culture, structure and its human agents and to explain how their interaction leads to an elaboration of all three elements."
She has published numerous articles and books exploring various aspects of sociology, including a study of how "human reflexivity serves to mediate between our personal concerns and our structural conditioning."
Archer is also a leading theorist in the critical realist tradition, a founding member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences when it was established by Pope John Paul II in 1994.
This group of 20-40 scholars meets at least twice a year. The group concentrates on various issues within the social, economic, political, and juridical sciences and their relevance to Catholic social teaching. Topics include human rights, religious freedom, and globalization.
The Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences "organizes conferences and workshops on specific themes, promotes scientific surveys and research, helps institutions and private individuals to execute them, publishes the results of its own consultations and issues publications of a scientific nature," explains the group's Web site.
Lady Archer was also the first woman to be president of the International Sociological Association from 1986-1990, and belongs to the U.K.'s National Academy of Academics, Learned Societies and Practitioners in the Social Sciences.
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