Jean La Fontaine#


Jean La Fontaine
Email:J.La-Fontaine 'at' lse.ac.uk
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Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 1984 Professor Emeritus London School of Economics
  • 1978 Professor of Anthropology London School of Economics
  • 1968 Reader in Anthropology, London School of Economics
  • 1965 lecturer Birkbeck College London
  • 1957 Ph D Cambridge

Fields of Scholarship
  • Social anthropology with research in Africa (Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo) and Great Britain (incest, satanism scare, witchcraft among Africans in London)
  • Africa, kinship and religious beliefs and practices

Honours and Awards
  • 1971 Munro Lectures, University of Edinburgh
  • 1973-77 Chairman, Association of Social Anthropologists of Great Britain and the Commonwealth
  • 1976 Henry Myers Lecture, Royal Anthropological Institute
  • 1985-1987 President, Royal Anthropological Institute.
  • 2005 Saul Sidore Lecture University of New Hampshire, U.S.A.
  • 2008 Hon.Research Fellow Information Network on ReligiousmMovements (INFORM)


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