Fatimah Linda Collier Jackson is an African American biologist and anthropologist. She received her B.A. (cum laude and with distinction in all subjects), M.A., and Ph.D. from Cornell University. She was a professor of biological anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). She now teaches at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She became professor emerita of applied biological anthropology at the University of Maryland after teaching there for 20 years. She is the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Teacher Award from the University of Maryland in 1995.
Jackson served as director of UNC's Institute of African American Research from 2009 to 2011. She serves now as the director/ curator of the W. Montague Cobb Research Lab. Her research on peoples of recent African-descent also led to appearances on the PBS program African American Lives and the BBC's Motherland. She believes that the theory of evolution and religion do not contradict each other.
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