Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LLC. Anthropology of consciousness; Bilingual education; Child development; Classroom discourse; Classroom research

Karen Watson Gegeo

Professor Emeritus

Karen Watson Gegeo

Research Interests

Anthropology of consciousness; Bilingual Education; Child Development; Classroom discourse; Classroom research; Community and rural development; Critical discourse analysis; Cultural studies; Education in Developing Countries; Ethnography and Ethnographic research; Feminist theory; Geographical areas of Hawai’i and Solomon Islands; Indigenous epistemology; Language Acquisition; Language development and socialization; Language socialization theory; Linguistic anthropology; Literacy and Language policy; Organizational structure/effectiveness; Pidgin/creole languages; Social disability studies; Sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics


Ph.D., Anthropology – University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu - 1972

Awards and Honors

  • Featured Author, UC Davis Campus Authors Celebration, University of California, Davis. 2004.
  • UC Davis Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award, University of California, Davis. 2003

Current Activities and Service

  • Reviewer. Modern Language Journal. 2004-2005.
  • Reviewer. Text & Talk Journal. 2004-2005.
  • Reviewer. International Journal of Behavioral Development. 2004-2005.
  • Reviewer. Soc. of Education Journal. 2004-2005.
  • Book & Ms. Reviewer. Anth/Cul Studies, Blackwell. 2004-2005.
  • Book & Ms. Reviewer. Ed Socioling, Blackwell. 2004-2005.
  • Session Abstract Reviewer. AERA Social Context Sig. 2002-2003.
  • Reviewer. American Ethologist Journal. 2000-2005.
  • Reviewer. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. 2000-2005.
  • Member and Reviewer. Editorial Board of the Discourse Studies Journal. 2000-2005.
  • Consulting Editor. McGill Journal of Education. 2000-2005.
  • Member and Reviewer. International Editorial Board, Anthropological Forum. 2000-2005.
  • Editorial Adviser. Journal of Hawaiian & Pacific Folklore. 2000-2005.
  • Reviewer. Anthro & Ed Quarterly. 2000-2005.
  • Reviewer. Ethos Journal. 2000-2005.
  • Reviewer. Current Anthr Journal. 2000-2005.
  • Reviewer. Journal of Pacific Studies. 2000-2005.
  • Reviewer. TESOL Q. 2000-2005.
  • Grant Proposal Reviewer. NSF Linguistics Program. 2000-2004.
  • Member. HVH International Writer’s (non profit). 2003-2005
  • Member. Advisory Board of iLEAP (non profit). 2002-2005.
  • Grant Proposal Reviewer. Spencer Foundation. 2003-2004.
  • Co-organizer. American Educational Research Association Meetings. Chicago, IL. 2003.
  • Co-organizer. Sociology of Education Meetings. Asilomar, CA. 2003.
  • Member Advisory Board. Institute for Transforming Learning Awareness Through Practice (iLEAP). 2002-present.
  • Invited Plenary (keynote). 4th Pacific Second Language Research Forum (PacSLRF) Conference. Honolulu, HI. 2001.
  • Co-organizer. American Anthropological Association Meetings. San Francisco, CA. 2000.
  • Member. International Editorial Board, Anthropological Forum (Australia). 1999-present.
  • Member. Editorial Board, Discourse Studies. 1997-present.
  • Elected Member-at-Large. Executive Committee of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology. 1995-1997.
  • Co-organizer. American Educational Resaerch Association Meetings. San Francisco, CA. 1995.
  • Editorial Adviser. The Journal of Hawaiian and Pacific Folklore and Folklife Studies. 1991-present.
  • Consulting Editor. McGill Journal of Education. 1987-present.

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