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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 is an American political activist, scholar, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA, and had close relations with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, although she was never a party member. Her interests included prisoner rights; she founded Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex. She is a retired professor with the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a former director of the university's Feminist Studies department. Davis was arrested, charged, tried, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 74

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 was a 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 Mexican-Texas border and incorporated her lifelong feelings of social and cultural marginalization into her work. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died 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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Julie Kane is a contemporary American poet, scholar, and editor and the Louisiana Poet Laureate for the 2011–2013 term. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 66

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Abigail Disney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Scholars
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Abigail E. Disney is an American filmmaker, and scholar known for her documentary films focused on social themes. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 58

Birthplace: California, United States of America

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