Faculty ProfileEMPHASIS AREA: LLC. Anthropology of consciousness; Bilingual education; Child development; Classroom discourse; Classroom research
Karen Watson Gegeo Professor Emerita
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.
Professor Karen Watson Gegeo has retired from the School of Education. Now a Professor Emerita, Watson Gegeo dedicated 27 years of teaching and service to the School and campus, serving as a faculty member in the Graduate Groups in Education, Linguistics, Geography, Human Development, Child Development, Community & Regional Development, Cultural Studies, and International Agricultural Development, and as a member of Designated Emphasis faculty in SLA and Feminist Theory and Research.