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

List features people like Rosanna Warren, Angela Davis and more!

While this isn't a list of all female scholars, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female scholars?" and "Who are the best female scholars?"
Angela Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Scholars
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Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944) is an American political activist, academic, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist in the 1960s working with the Communist Party USA, of which she was a member until 1991, and was involved in the Black Panther Party during the Civil Rights Movement.Davis is a professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in its History of Consciousness Department. She is also a former director of the university's Feminist Studies department. Her research interests are feminism, African-American studies, critical theory, Marxism, popular music, social consciousness, and the philosophy and history of punishment and prisons. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 75

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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Gloria E. Anzaldúa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Scholars
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Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa (September 26, 1942 – May 15, 2004) was an American scholar of Chicana cultural theory, feminist theory, and queer theory. She loosely based her best-known book, Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, on her life growing up on the Mexico–Texas border and incorporated her lifelong experiences of social and cultural marginalization into her work. She also developed theories about the marginal, in-between, and mixed cultures that develop along borders. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 62 (1942-2004)

Birthplace: Rio Grande Valley

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Julie Kane is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Scholars
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Disambiguation: for the character voiced by Kate Micucci see Motorcity#Protagonists.Julie Kane (born July 20, 1952 in Boston) is a contemporary American poet, scholar, and editor and the Louisiana Poet Laureate for the 2011–2013 term. Although born in Massachusetts, Kane has lived in Louisiana for over three decades and writes about the region with the doubled consciousness of a non-native. Her work shows the influence of the Confessional poets; indeed, she was a student in Anne Sexton's graduate poetry seminar at Boston University at the time of Sexton's suicide. She is also associated with the New Formalist movement in contemporary poetry, although she has published free verse as well ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 67

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

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Abigail Disney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Scholars
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Abigail E. Disney (born January 24, 1960) is an American documentary filmmaker, philanthropist, and social activist. She produced the documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell, and is the executive producer, writer, and director of The Armor of Light, which won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Social Issue Documentary. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 59

Birthplace: California

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