David W. Lawson

Associate Professor; Graduate Advisor

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HSSB 2055


Integrative Anthropological Sciences (behavioural ecology, evolutionary demography, global health, the family, parental care, marriage, sexual conflict, gender equality; Tanzania)


PhD in Anthropology, University College London (2009)


Originally from Northern Ireland, I moved to California and joined UCSB in 2016. Prior to joining to UCSB, I held posts as in the Department of Population Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and in the Department of Anthropology at University College London.


I am an evolutionary anthropologist and population health scientist with interests in the family, gender equality and human well-being. You can find information on my research and teaching activities, including the Applied Evolutionary Anthropology Lab here.


A complete list of publications is available here.