Well-Known People with Anthropology Degrees

  • Mario Vargas-Llosa, Peruvian novelist and presidential candidate
  • Terry Louise Fisher, co-producer of "L.A.Law"
  • Kurt Vonnegut, writer, University of Chicago
  • Yo Yo Ma, concert cellist
  • Gary Snyder, poet
  • Johnetta Cole, President of Spellman College
  • Anne Rozenschweig, restaurant owner, chef (Club 21 and Arcadia in New York)
  • Peter Beard, wildlife photographer; model for Gap ad
  • Ruth Rosenberg Naparstek, City Historian
  • Melvin Konner, New York Times and Natural History columnist
  • Raisa Gorbachev
  • Niara Kudashara, President of Lincoln University
  • Katherine Dunham, choreographer; had a BA in anthropology (studied Haiti)
  • Tracy Chapman, popular singer
  • Billy Graham, Evangelist
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