Elizabeth Warnock Fernea Photo

Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

Born: Oct 21, 1927

Death: Dec 2, 2008

Birthplace: Milwaukee

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: United States

Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

Date of Birth : Oct 21, 1927
Date of Death : Dec 2, 2008
Birth Place : Milwaukee

Elizabeth Warnock Fernea was an influential writer and filmmaker who spent much of her life in the field producing numerous ethnographies and films that capture the struggles and turmoil of African and Middle Eastern cultures. Her husband, the anthropologist Robert A. Fernea, was a large influence in her life. Fernea is commonly regarded as a pioneer for women in the field of Middle East Studies.


  • Film Producer
  • Writer
  • Anthropologist
  • Filmmaker

Also known as

  • BJ Fernea
  • Elizabeth Fernea


  • Robert A. Fernea


  • Laura Ann Fernea
  • Laila Fernea
  • David Fernea
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