- Office: Bldg. 47, Rm. 23C
- Phone: 805-756-6046
- Email: email@example.com
- ANT 201: Cultural Anthropology
- ANT 250: Biological Anthropology
- ANT 401: Culture and Health
- ANT 402: Nutritional Anthropology
About Dawn Neill
My specific areas of interest are human behavioral ecology, nutritional anthropology, the ecology of obesity, and urban anthropology in South Asia, Fiji, and the US. I have worked with Bengali and tribal Khasi Indians, Indo-Fijians, and public school children in Louisiana and Washington.
In teaching, as with research, I try to convey a broad interdisciplinary perspective. I have found that contextualizing anthropology and health in terms of ecology and evolution facilitates greater learning of the specific issue at hand and also provides students a framework with which to approach learning in general. This methodology fosters critical thinking skills and the application of a holistic framework that advances students' abilities to understand multiple perspectives and to succeed in a rapidly changing, global environment.