Sara E. Johnson, Ph.D.

Dr. Sara Johnson


Phone: 657-278-5762

I am a behavioral ecologist interested in primate and human life history. My main areas of interest are:

Over the last 10 years I have conducted research on these issues in several different populations, including New Mexican men, two multiethnic communities of forager/agropastoralists in the Okavango Delta of Botswana, and among chacma baboons in the Okavango Delta. A list of my recent publications on these topics is available here.

I received my Ph.D. in Human Evolutionary Ecology from the University of New Mexico. I am an associate professor of anthropology at Cal State Fullerton, and I am a faculty member in the area of  Biocultural/Evolutionary Anthropology. On a regular basis, I teach ANTH 101 Introduction to Biological Anthropology, ANTH 301 Primate Behavior, ANTH 308 Culture and Aging, ANTH 315 Culture and Nutrition, ANTH 419 Anthopology of Risk, ANTH 445 Quantitative Methods in Anthropology, ANTH 475 Research Methods in Primatology, ANTH 504T Primates and Aging, ANTH 504T Advanced Seminar in Culture and Nutrition, and ANTH 511 Theory and Method in Biological Anthropology. For current students, course materials are available through the Cal State Fullerton Blackboard website.