Neely Myers

Myers

Associate Professor

Anthropology

Contact

Office: Heroy Hall 455
Phone: 214-768-3545
Email: namyers@smu.edu
Professional website: https://people.smu.edu/nmyers/

Educational Background

Ph.D. 2009 University of Chicago

About

Research Interests

  • Medical Anthropology

  • Psychological Anthropology

  • Psychiatric Anthropology

  • Public Anthropology

  • Applied Anthropology

  • Health Equity

  • Anthropology of Care

  • Health Services Research

  • Madness, Trauma and Recovery

  • Mixed Methods

  • Social Inequality

  • North America

  • Tanzania

Recent News:

People with serious mental illness experiencing homelessness are often involved in mental health and criminal justice systems. Dr. Neely Myers (@neelymyers), one of our anthropology professors, and her team, including SMU Health and Society majors, discuss how to use "slow engagement" to help people engage in care that can help keep them out of jail and off the streets. Click here for more information. (Photo credit: Dan Burton at Unsplash)

 

 

 

Even though there are documented gendered dimensions of distress due to globalization and climate change, there is sparse literature on women who hear voices globally. SMU Anthropology professor Neely Myers (@neelymyers) and her team report findings from there mixed-methods study in Tanzania with Maasai women. Click here for more information.

SMU Anthropology professor, Neely Myers (@neelymyers) has published a new article in Social Science and Medicine-Mental Health highlighting the importance of the "ecosocial self" as a relevant theoretical construct for understanding and supporting the well-being among people who experience themselves as intimately linked to their land. Click here for more information.

Courses Taught

ANTH 2301 - Introductory Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 3303 - Self, Culture and Mind: Introduction to Psychological Anthropology
ANTH 3306 - Introduction to Medical Anthropology
ANTH 4318 - Health in Cross-Cultural Perspective (formerly ANTH 5336)
ANTH 4319 - Research Methods in Ethnology (formerly ANTH 5344)
ANTH 4343 - Biomedicine, Culture, and Power
ANTH 5336 - Health in Cross-Cultural Perspective
ANTH 5344 - Research Methods in Ethnology
ANTH 6317 - Advanced Seminar in Ethnology II: The Good Life? Crisis, Care and Recovery from an Anthropological Perspective
ANTH 6317 - Advanced Seminar in Ethnology II: Global Mental Health
ANTH 6318 - Health in Cross-Cultural Perspective (formerly ANTH 5336)
ANTH 6319 - Research Methods in Ethnology (formerly ANTH 5344)
ANTH 7333 - Data Analysis