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Linda Watts, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Department Chair

Dr. Watts has been a part of the University of Colorado Community since 1992. She has published The Social Semiotics of Relational Terminology at Zuni Pueblo (Mellen Press, 2000) and several articles and book reviews.


B.A., State University of New York College at Buffalo, English; M.A., State University of New York Center at Buffalo, Linguistics; Ph.D., Arizona State University, Anthropology.

Honors and Fellowships

Dr. Watts has been the recipient of the U.C.C.S. Committee on Research and Creative Works Research Grant, the National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Basic Research Grant and a Museum of Northern Arizona Research Internship. She has been involved with several ethnographic studies dealing with Zuni Pueblo Social Organization and Kinship Terminology, Native American Substance Dependency Research, and currently "Life Paths", a study of cultural schemas associated with managing life's transitions.


Life Course Studies; Native American Studies; Kinship and Social Organization; Native American Substance Abuse and Recovery Research; Cultural Models; Linguistics and Ethnographic Field Work.

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