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Audrey Smedley

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Nationality  American
Education  University of Michigan
Role  Anthropologist
Name  Audrey Smedley
Occupation  Anthropologist

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Alma mater  University of Michigan University of Manchester (PhD)
Books  Race in North America, Women creating patrilyny

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Audrey Smedley (born 1930) is an American social anthropologist and Professor Emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University in anthropology and African-American studies.


Early life and education

Smedley received her B.A. and M.A. in history and anthropology from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester in the UK, based on field research in northern Nigeria. She has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in social anthropology, African societies and cultures, the history of anthropology, and anthropological theory.


Smedley has written on the history of anthropology and the origin and evolution of the idea of human races since the late 1970s. Her research interests also include comparative slavery, human ecological adaptation, and the roles of women in patrilineal societies.


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