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Faye Harrison

American anthropologist


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Faye Harrison is a professor of African-American Studies and Anthropology and Faculty Affiliate for the Program on Women & Gender in Global Perspectives, the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies and the Center for African Studies, all for the University of Illinois. She earned her B.A. from Brown University and a Ph.D from Stanford University.

Harrison’s research interests have taken her to Nigeria, South Africa, Japan, Jamaica, Denmark and many more countries. She has explored racism and human rights, gendered division of labor, gang politics and criminality, and feminism.

She has been honored many times for her contributions to the field of anthropology. She has received the Society for the Anthropology of North America Prize for Distinguished Achievement in the Critical Study of North America, the Distinguished Service Award from the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences and the Presidential Award of the American Anthropological Association. She was chair for the Commission on the Anthropology of Women from 1993 to 2009 and president of the Association of Black Anthropologists from 1989 to 1991.

She most recently published an article titled, Finding a Path Toward a Positive Turn: Facing Trump, the Alt-Right, & the Corporate Oligarchy in Theory & Practice.

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Faye Venetia Harrison is an American anthropologist who researches political economy, race, and power in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Jamaica. She is Professor of African American Studies and Anthropology at the University of Illinois. She formerly served as Joint Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies at the University of Florida. She served as President of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences from 2013 to 2018. In 2010, she received the Legacy Scholar Award from the Association of Black Anthropologists.

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