Breadcrumb


Dawn Neill

Dawn Neil

Associate Professor

Fields

Contact Information


 

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.

Courses Taught

Related Content