Linda Watts, Ph.D.

Portrait of Linda Watts, Ph.D.

Linda Watts, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


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 (see Dr. Watts's Curriculum Vitae).  Dr. Watts' professional publications mainly contribute to a linguistic/psychological/cultural anthropology based, "cultural schemas" approach. 


ANTH 1040 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 2800 The Nature  of Language: An Introduction to Linguistics
ANTH 3040 Women Around the World
ANTH 3250 Southwest Native Americans
ANTH 3240 North American Indians
ANTH 3420 Psychological Anthropology
ANTH 3810 Language, Culture and Society
ANTH 3820 Native American Languages and Cultures
ANTH 3850 Ethnographic Methods and Theory
ANTH 3970 History of Theory in Anthropology
ANTH 4800/5800 Language Typology, Cognition and Social Discourse (for Center for Cognitive Archaeology)
ANTH 4970Senior Seminar
HUM 3900 Myth, Reason, and Mapping Your Life History