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Professor Adam Kuper FBA

About this Fellow

Social & Cultural Anthropology, Other Branches



Current post

  • Visiting Professor, Boston University

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer in Anthropology, University College London, 1970 - 1976
  • Professor of African Anthropology, University of Leiden, The Netherlands, 1976 - 1985
  • Professor of Anthropology, Brunel University, 1985 - 2008
  • Visiting Professor, Boston University, 2017

British Academy Appointments

  • Vice-President, 2006 - 2007
  • Member of Council, 2004 - 2006


Anthropologists and anthropology 1973


Culture: the anthropologist's account 1999


Incest and Influence: The Private Life of Bourgeois England 2009


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