Professor Ruth Hilary Finnegan
Finnegan, Ruth Hilary was born on December 31, 1933 in Londonderry, Ireland. Daughter of Thomas and Lucy Agnes (Campbell) Finnegan.
- Bachelor with honors, Oxford University, England, 1956. Diploma in anthropology, Oxford University, England, 1959. BLitt, Oxford University, England, 1960.Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford University, England, 1963.
- Lecturer in social anthropology University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Zimbabwe, 1963-1964. Lecturer in sociology University Ibadan, Nigeria, 1965-1967, senior lecturer Nigeria, 1967-1969. Lecturer sociology Open University, Milton Keynes, England, 1969-1972, senior lecturer in comparative social institutes England, 1972-1975, 78-82, reader in comparative social institutes England, 1982-1988, professor in comparative social institutes England, 1988-1999, visiting research professor England, since 1999.Reader in sociology University South Pacific, Suva, Fiji, 1978-1978. Visiting professor in anthropology University Texas, Austin, 1989. Member social anthropology committee E.S.R.C., 1978-1982, member social affairs committee, 1982-1986, vice chairman, 1985-1986.