Marilyn Strathern#


Marilyn Strathern
Email:ms10026 'at' cam.ac.uk
Membership Number:744
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES
Username:mstrathern
Elected:1990
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Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2008 Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology, Cambridge University
  • 1998 - 2009 Mistress of Girton College
  • William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology
  • 1985 Professor of Social Anthropology at Manchester University
  • 1984 - 1985 Lecturer at Trinity College
  • 1976 - 1983 Lecturer at Girton College
  • 1970 - 1976 Researcher for the New Guinea Research Unit of Australian University followed

Fields of Scholarship
  • Social anthropology
  • Melanesian and British ethnography

Honours and Awards
  • 1976 Rivers Memorial Medal, Royal Anthropologist Inst.
  • 1987 Fellow of British Academy
  • 1990 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 1994 Honorary Degree Sc. Copenhagen
  • 1996 Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • 2001 Dame Commander of the British Empire for services to Social Anthropology
  • 2003 Viking Fund Medal, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
  • 2004 Huxley Medal
  • 2004 Honorary Degree Lit, Oxford
  • 2005 30th Anniversary Independence Medal, Papua New Guinea
  • 2006 Honorary Degree Pol., Helsinki
  • 2006 Honorary Degree, Panteion University, Athens
  • 2007 Honorary Degree Sc., Durham(info)
  • 2009 Honorary Degree Philosophy, University Papua New Guinea
  • 2009 Honorary Degree Social Sciences, Belfast
  • 2018 Balzan Prize


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