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Mark Hanna Watkins

educator , anthropoligist

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