Ruth Alice Emma Frankenberg
September 17, 1957
|Died||April 22, 2007 (aged 49)|
|Cause of death||Lung cancer|
|Alma mater||New Hall, Cambridge, University of California, Santa Cruz|
|Known for||Whiteness studies|
|Institutions||University of Washington, University of California, Davis|
|Thesis||White women, race matters: the social construction of whiteness (1988)|
Ruth Alice Emma Frankenberg (17 September 1957 in Cardiff, Wales – 22 April 2007 in Bangalore, India) was a British–American sociologist and feminist, known for her pioneering work in the field of whiteness studies.
Ruth Frankenberg was the daughter of Ronald Frankenberg (1929–2015), who was also an anthropologist and Alison Sherratt. Her partner Lata Mani is also an anthropologist. She is the author of White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness.
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