Top Six Black Anthropologists

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The Network Journal reporter, Herb Boyd has named the top six African-American anthropologists in his recent article A Select Six Black Anthropologists. Of the six, the top five are AAA Members:

Dr. Leith Mullings Marable is a distinguished professor of Anthropology at CUNY’s Graduate Center and president-elect of the American Anthropological Association. In her research she has applied a feminist and a critical theory of race to her essays and books in a most objective and productive way. The role of women in Africa has received a considerable amount of her research time and commitment. One significant contribution in this regard is her book On Our Own Terms: Race, Class and Gender in the Lives of African-American Women, (New York: Routledge, 1997). Dr. Marable also devoted much of her immense insight and knowledge of African-American history and culture to a number of other books that she co-authored with her late husband, Dr. Manning…

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