A. Kimball Romney biography

A. Kimball Romney

Anthropologist, Author

1925 –

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Who is A. Kimball Romney?

A. Kimball Romney is a social sciences professor and one of the founders of cognitive anthropology. He spent most of his career at the University of California, Irvine.

Romney was born in Rexburg, Idaho on August 15, 1925. He received his B.A. from Brigham Young University in sociology, his M.A. from Brigham Young University also in sociology, his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Social Anthropology, Social Relations Department. 1955‑56 Assistant Professor, at the University of Chicago. 1957‑60 Assistant Professor, Stanford University. 1960‑66 Associate Professor, Stanford University. 1960‑65 Director, Anthropological Research, Stanford University. 1966‑68 Professor, Harvard University. 1969‑71 Dean, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine. 1969-1995 Professor, University of California, Irvine. 1995- Research Professor, University of California, Irvine. 1956‑57 Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford. 1994 - Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 1995- Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Kimball Romney was a son of Antone Kimball Romney and a member of the Pratt-Romney family.

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Born
1925
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Harvard University

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on July 23, 2013

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