Company: Rutgers University
Location: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Robin Fox, Professor at Rutgers University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in social theory and anthropology.
Dr. Fox became interested in this field by a concern with what was happening to the world after World War II. He was only 10 or 11 years old at the time and although they won the war in England, there was still a lot of angst and anxiety about what went wrong. The first World War was meant to be the war to end all wars and here we had ended up in an even worse war. He began to read up on the works of Arnold J. Toynbee, historian Oswald Spengler and Friedrich Nietzsche to try and make some sense of this. When Dr. Fox arrived at the London School of Economics, he initially was to major in economics but switched over to sociology and social anthropology where he felt better suited his interests. Dr. Fox had wonderful teachers there in particularly Karl Popper, who was a great inspiration. He had wonderful teachers in anthropology who got him to Harvard and at Harvard they were only interested in getting him into the field to be a real anthropologist. He was then sent to New Mexico to study the Pueblo Indians and since then he has been actively studying and teaching anthropology.
Dr. Fox earned a Bachelor of Science in sociology at London University in 1957. He continued studying at the institution and received a PhD in anthropology in 1965. In addition, he has an honorary DS in anthropology and Irish studies from the University of Ulster. Dr. Fox began teaching at Rutgers in 1964 as a professor in anthropology and in 1984 has shifted into teaching social theory. Prior to joining the faculty at this institution, he lectured at Exeter University and was a tutor of social relations at Harvard University.
Furthermore, Dr. Fox has consulted for the Department of Defense since 1970. He is the author of “Shakespeare’s Education: Schools, Lawsuits, Theater, and the Tudor Miracle.” Dr. Fox is a life member of the Bronte Sisters and a member of the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship. In his career, he is most proud of the refurbishing of anthropology. Colleagues like Desmond Morris and Conrad Laurens, got him interested in the evolution of behavior. The Human Behavior Evolution Society, which Dr. Fox helped found, is also a great highlight of his.
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