Franz Boas
#61 Overall Influence

Franz Boas

German-American anthropologist

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Why is this person notable and influential?

Franz Uri Boas was a German-born American anthropologist and a pioneer of modern anthropology who has been called the “Father of American Anthropology”. His work is associated with the movements known as Historical Particularism and Cultural Relativism.

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Schools

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Heidelberg University
Heidelberg University

Public research university in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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Clark University
Clark University

American private university and liberal arts college in Worcester, Massachusetts

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Columbia University
Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

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University of Bonn
University of Bonn

Public research university located in Bonn, Germany

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University of Kiel
University of Kiel

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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • The Mind of Primitive Man

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#1 World Rank
Anthropology
#149 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#604 World Rank
Communications
#1065 World Rank
Philosophy