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Franz Boas (1186)

Profession
Anthropologist
Nationality
German-American
Born
1858, Minden, Westphalia, Germany
Died
1942, New York, New York
Short Biography
Franz Uri Boas (/ˈfrɑːnz ˈboʊ.æz/; German: [ˈboːas]; July 9, 1858 – December 21, 1942) was a German-American anthropologist and a pioneer of modern anthropology who has been called the "Father of American Anthropology". Studying in Germany, Boas was ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • Ph.D. in physics, University of Kiel, 1881
Appointments & Honors
  • 1888-92, Clark University
  • 1896-1937, Columbia University
  • many other nonteaching positions in anthropology
  • editorial work for anthropological journals
  • four honorary degrees
  • president, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1931