Clifford Geertz

Past Faculty
School of Social Science

Affiliation

Social Science

Clifford Geertz, an eminent scholar in the field of cultural anthropology, was the first and founding professor in the School of Social Science. He served on the faculty from 1970 to 2006.

Geertz’s work defined the field of interpretive social science, and he is regarded as one of the most influential and widely cited American cultural anthropologists of the second half of the twentieth century. Under his intellectual leadership, interpretive social science was developed and disseminated at the Institute’s School of Social Science.

Dates at IAS

Emeritus
School of Social Science
Faculty
School of Social Science

Degrees

Harvard University
Ph.D.
1956

Honors

1980
Doctor of Laws(hc) Bates Coll
1975
DHum-Litt(hc) North Mich Univ
1974
Doctor of Laws(hc) Harvard Univ
1973
National Academy of Arts and Sciences, Member
1972
American Philosophical Society
1966
American Association for the Advancement of Science