Fatimah Jackson

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Fatimah Linda Collier Jackson is an African American biologist and anthropologist.[1][2][3] 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.[4] She is the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Teacher Award from the University of Maryland in 1995.[5]

Jackson served as director of UNC's Institute of African American Research from 2009 to 2011.[6] She serves now as the director/ curator of the W. Montague Cobb Research Lab.[7] Her research on peoples of recent African-descent also led to appearances on the PBS program African American Lives and the BBC's Motherland.[citation needed] She believes that the theory of evolution and religion do not contradict each other.[8]


  1. ^ "Let minority serving institutions lead the way". Science. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Seabrook, John. Flash of Genius: And Other True Stories of Invention. 
  3. ^ Reardon, Jenny. Race to the Finish: Identity and Governance in an Age of Genomics. 
  4. ^ Fatimah Jackson, Ph.D at the Wayback Machine (archived June 4, 2009)
  5. ^ Fatimah Jackson, Ph.D: Background Summary at the Wayback Machine (archived 2009-05-07)
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20130317102724/http://uncnews.unc.edu/content/view/2715/138/. Archived from the original on March 17, 2013. Retrieved April 5, 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "W. Montague Cobb Research lab". 
  8. ^ Hameed, Salman (January 11, 2013). "Muslim thought on evolution takes a step forward". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 

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