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Dr Linda K. Watts

Education: PhD in Anthropology

Affiliation: University of Colorado Colorado Springs, USA


Department of Anthropology

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy

Colorado Springs

CO 80918


Phone: +1-(719)-255-3643

Fax: +1-(719)-255-3364





Dr Linda K. Watts is an Associate Professor of Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She has published two books: The 'Life Map' as an Implicit Cognitive Structure Underlying Behavior: A New Tool for Psychological Understanding (Edwin Mellen Press, 2011); and The Social Semiotics of Relational Terminology at Zuni Pueblo (Edwin Mellen Press Series in Anthropology, No. 6, 2001). She has also published several top tier, peer-reviewed journal articles, invited book reviews, and professional research reports, and she has presented a large number of national and international conference papers and public lectures and workshops. Dr Watts' professional publications mainly contribute to a linguistic/psychological/cultural anthropology based, "cultural schemas" approach.

Selected Publications

Watts, L. K. (2010). Mapping archetype themas: The life history of an ensemble cast of mythic characters. International Journal of the Humanities, 8(6), 157-170.
June, A., Segal, D., Klebe, K., & Watts, L. K. (2012). Views of hospice and palliative care among younger and older sexually diverse women. American Journal of Hospice Palliative Medicine, 29(6), 455-461.