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List of famous female academias, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female academias list contains the most prominent and top females known for being academias. There are thousand of females working as academias in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic academias have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a academia then the people below should give you inspiration.

Thio Li-ann and Sylvia Kierkegaard are included in this list.

While this isn't a list of all female academias, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female academias?" and "Who are the best female academias?"
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Academics
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Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick was an American academic scholar in the fields of gender studies, queer theory, and critical theory. Her critical writings helped create the field of queer studies. Her works reflect an interest in a range of issues, including queer performativity; experimental critical writing; the works of Marcel Proust; non-Lacanian psychoanalysis; artists' books; Buddhism and pedagogy; the affective theories of Silvan Tomkins and Melanie Klein; and material culture, especially textiles and texture. Drawing on feminist scholarship and the work of Michel Foucault, Sedgwick uncovered what she claimed were concealed homoerotic subplots in writers like Charles Dickens and Henry James. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 59 (1950-2009)

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

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Kim Campbell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Academics
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Avril Phædra Douglas "Kim" Campbell PC CC OBC QC is a Canadian politician, lawyer, university professor, diplomat, and writer. She served as the 19th Prime Minister of Canada, from June 25, 1993 to November 4, 1993. Campbell was the first, and to date, only female Prime Minister of Canada, the first baby boomer to hold that office, and the only Prime Minister born in British Columbia. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Birthplace: Port Alberni, Canada

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Johanna Drucker is an author, book artist, visual theorist, and cultural critic. Her scholarly writing documents and critiques visual language: letterforms, typography, visual poetry, art, and lately, digital aesthetics. She is currently the Martin and Bernard Breslauer Professor in the Department of Information Studies at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. Drucker earned her B.F.A. from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1973 and her Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley in 1986. She was previously the Robertson Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia, and has been on the faculties of Purchase College, SUNY, Yale ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 65

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Susan Greenfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Academics
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Susan Adele Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield, CBE, HonFRCP is a British scientist, writer, broadcaster, and member of the House of Lords. Her research is to identify a novel approach to the treatment of Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. She is also interested in the neuroscience of consciousness. Greenfield is Senior Research Fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford University. From 2005 to 2012, she was Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. From 1998 to 2010, she was director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. In September 2013, she co-founded the biotech company Neuro-bio Ltd, where she is Chief Scientific Officer. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 67

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

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