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Mark Hanna Watkins

Mark Hanna Watkins, American educator, anthropoligist. Fellow American Anthropological Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Sociological Association, African Studies Association, Society Applied Anthropology; member American Association Physical Anthropologists, Linguistic Society American, Anthropological Society Washington, Washington Linguistic.

Background

  • Watkins, Mark Hanna was born on November 23, 1903 in Huntsville, Texas, United States. Son of Walter and Laura (Williams) Watkins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Education, Prairie View State College, 1926. A.M., in Anthropology, University of Chicago, 1930, Doctor of Philosophy., 1933.

    Career

    • Assistant professor sociology Louisville Municipal College, 1933-1934. Assistant professor, then professor anthropology Fisk U., 1934-1947. Lichtstern research assistant, part-time visiting professor anthropology University of Chicago, 1944-1945.

      Visiting professor linguistics Escuela Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Mexico, 1945. Visiting professor anthropology U. de San Carlos (Guatemala). summer 1948. Professor anthropology Howard U., 1947-1972, emeritus, 1972-1976, head department sociology and anthropology, 1959-1964, director African Language and Area Center, 1959-1965.

      Field work, Central America, Africa. General Education board fellow, 1930-1932. Rosenwald Fund fellow, 1946.

    Works

    • Author: A Grammar of Chichewa, A Bantu Language of British Central Africa, 1937. Contributor numerous articles to professional journals, also to encys.

    Membership

    Fellow American Anthropological Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Sociological Association, African Studies Association, Society Applied Anthropology. Member American Association Physical Anthropologists, Linguistic Society American, Anthropological Society Washington, Washington Linguistic.

    Connections

    • Married Charlotte Elizabeth Crawford, June 16, 1951.
    • father: Walter Watkins
    • mother: Laura (Williams) Watkins
    • spouse: Charlotte Elizabeth Crawford
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    Born November 23, 1903
    Died February 24, 1976
    (aged 72)
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