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Ashley Montagu, Ph.D.
ASHLEY MONTAGU, Chairman of the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University in New Jersey, is probably best known to the lay reader as the author of the current best-seller, The Natural Superiority of Women ( Macmillan, 1953). And during recent months his personality and his ideas have become familiar to an even bigger audience, for he has achieved success as a lecturer on the history of man on a nationwide educational television program.
Besides his writings for the layman, which also include On Being Human ( 1950), On Being Intelligent ( 1952), and Darwin, Competition and Cooperation ( 1952), Dr. Montagu has written a number of more specialized scientific books, including Adolescent Sterility ( 1946), Introduction to Physical Anthropology ( 1951), Coming Into Being Among the Australian Aborigines ( 1937), and several others, the latest being The Meaning of Love ( 1946). In addition to his teaching at the university, he lectures at the New School for Social Research and for the Veterans' Administration Postgraduate Training Program in Psychiatry, and is Director of Research for the New Jersey Committee for Health and Physical Development.
Dr. Montagu is English by birth, has studied in London, Florence and New York, and has also done anthropological field work in the bush countries. He has been married for more than twenty years, and his three children have grown up in a home where there is no mercy for anyone who casts aspersions on women, inadvertently or otherwise.