Sir John Rankine Goody#

John (Jack) Rankine Goody
Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:jrg1 'at'
Membership Number:1046
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Sir John Rankine Goody passed away July 16, 2015.

Present and Previous Positions
  • Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology in the
  • University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St John’s College
  • 1973-1984 the William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology
  • 1971-1973 Smuts Reader in Commonwealth Studies
  • 1966-1973 Director of the African Studies Centre
  • 1959-1971 ecturer in Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge
  • 1954-1959 Assistant Lecturer at the University of Cambridge
  • 1954 PhD in Anthropology

Fields of Scholarship
  • Social anthropology
  • Comparative anthropology of literacy
  • History of the family
  • The anthropology of inheritance

Honours and Awards
  • 1976 Fellow of the British Academy
  • 1980 Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1987 the Luce Lectures at Yale University
  • 1991 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 2004 Member ofthe National Academy of Sciences
  • 2005 knighted by Her Majesty The Queen for services to anthropolog
  • 2006 Commandeur des Arts et Lettres
  • Honorary degrees from the Universities of Kent, Toronto, Paul Verlaine-Metz, Nanterre Paris X and Malta

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