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Linda Garro


Professor


Contact Information

Email    lgarro@anthro.ucla.edu
Office  316A Haines
Phone  310-206-6249

Degrees

Ph.D. Psychology, Duke University (1982); Ph.D. Social Sciences, University of California Irvine (1983)

Awards

Distinguished Teaching Award, with a citation for Distinction in Graduate Teaching, Academic Senate, University of California, Los Angeles, 2008. 

Stirling Award for Contributions to Psychological Anthropology, Society for Psychological Anthropology, American Anthropological Association, 1999. 

National Health Research Scholar, National Health Research and Development Program of Canada (five-year career award).

Selected Publications

Books & Edited Volumes

Mattingly, Cheryl and Garro, L.C. (eds.) 2000 Narrative and the Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

Young, James C. and Garro, L.C. 1994 Medical Choice in a Mexican Village. Prospect Heights, Illinois: Waveland Press. Reissue with changes of a book by the same title published in 1981 by Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Garro, L.C. and Mattingly, C. (guest editors) 1994 Narrative Representations of Illness and Healing. Social Science and Medicine 38 (6).

Garro, L.C. (guest editor) 1992 The Ethnography of Health Care Decisions. Social Science and Medicine 16(16).

Papers (selected)

Garro, L.C. 2011 Enacting Ethos, Enacting Health: Realizing Health in the Everyday Life of a California Family of Mexican Descent. Ethos 39:300-330.

Garro, L.C. 2011 Trouble as Part of Everyday Life: Cognitive and Sociocultural Processes in Avoiding and Responding to Illness. In: A Companion to Cognitive Anthropology, David Kronenfeld, Giovanni Bernardo, Victor de Munck, and Michael Fischer (eds.), pp. 531-547. Oxford, England: Blackwell Publishing.

Garro, L.C. 2010 Beyond the Reproduction of Official Accounts: Parental Accounts Concerning Health and the Daily Life of a California Family. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 24:472-499.

Garro, L.C. 2010 By the Will of Others or by One’s Own Action. In: Toward an Anthropology of the Will. K. Murphy and C.J. Throop (eds.), pp. 69-100. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Garro, L.C. and K.E. Yarris, 2009 “A Massive Long Way”: Interconnecting Histories, a "Special Child," ADHD, and Everyday Family Life. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry 33:559-607.

Lakes, K., López, S., and Garro, L.C. 2006 Cultural Competence and Psychotherapy: Applying Anthropologically Informed Conceptions of Culture. Psychotherapy, 43: 380-396.

Garro, L.C. 2005 “Effort After Meaning” in Everyday Life. In: A Companion to Psychological Anthropology: Modernity and Psychocultural Change.

Conerly Casey and Robert B. Edgerton (eds.), pp. 48-71, Malden, MA & Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing.

Garro, L.C. 2003 Narrating Troubling Experiences. Transcultural Psychiatry. 40:5-44.

Garro, L.C. 2001 The Remembered Past in a Culturally Meaningful Life: Remembering as Cultural, Social and Cognitive Process. In The Psychology of Cultural Experience. C. Moore and H. Mathews (eds.), pp. 105-147. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Garro, L.C. 2000 Stirling Award Essay: Remembering What One Knows and the Construction of the Past: A Comparison of Cultural Consensus Theory and Cultural Schema Theory. Ethos 28:275-319.

Garro, L.C. and Mattingly, C. 2000 Narrative as Construct and Construction. In Narrative and the Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing.

C. Mattingly and L. Garro (eds.), pp. 1-49, Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. Garro, L.C. 2000 Cultural Knowledge as Resource in Illness Narratives: Remembering Through Accounts of Illness. In Narrative and the Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing.

C. Mattingly and L. Garro (eds.), pp. 70-87. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

Garro, L.C. 2000 Cultural Meaning, Explanations of Illness, and the Development of Comparative Frameworks. Ethnology 39: 305-34.

Garro, L.C. 1998 On the Rationality of Decision Making Studies: Part 1: Decision Models of Treatment Choice. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 12:319-340.

Garro, L.C. 1998 On the Rationality of Decision Making Studies: Part 2: Divergent Rationalities. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 12:341-355.

Garro, L.C. 1996 Intracultural Variation in Causal Accounts of Diabetes: A Comparison of Three Canadian Anishinaabe (Ojibway) Communities. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry 20:381-420.

Garro, L.C. 1995 Individual or Societal Responsibility? Explanations of Diabetes in an Anishinaabe (Ojibway) Community. Social Science and Medicine 40:37-46.

Garro, L.C. 1994 Narrative Representations of Chronic Illness Experience: Cultural Models of Illness, Mind, and Body in Stories Concerning the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). Social Science and Medicine 38:775-788.

Garro, L.C., Stephenson, K.A., Good, B.J. 1994 Chronic Illness of the Temporomandibular Joints as Experienced by Support-group Members. Journal of General Internal Medicine 9:372-378.

Garro, L.C. and Lang, G.C. 1993 Explanations of Diabetes: Anishinaabeg and Dakota Deliberate upon a New Illness. In Diabetes as a Disease of Civilization: The Impact of Cultural Change on the Health of Indigenous Peoples. Jennie R. Joe and Robert S. Young (eds.), pp. 293-328.Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

Garro, L.C. 1992 Chronic Illness and the Construction of Narratives. In Pain as Human Experience: An Anthropological Perspective. M.J. DelVecchio Good, P. Brodwin, B. Good, and A. Kleinman (eds.), pp. 100-137. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

Garro, L.C. 1990 Continuity and Change: The Interpretation of Illness in an Anishinaabe (Ojibway) Community. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry 14:417-454.

Garro, L.C. 1988 Explaining High Blood Pressure: Variation in Knowledge about Illness. American Ethnologist 15:98-119.

Garro, L.C. 1987 Decision Making Models of Treatment Choice. In: Illness Behaviour: A Multidisciplinary Model. S. McHugh and T.M. Vallis, (eds.), pp.173-188. New York: Plenum.

Garro, L.C. 1986 Intracultural Variation in Folk Medical Knowledge: A Comparison Between Curers and Non-Curers. American Anthropologist 88: 351-370.

Garro, L.C. 1986 Language, Memory and Focality: A Re-examination. American Anthropologist 88:128-136.

Young, J.C. and Garro, L. 1982 Variation in the Choice of Treatment in Two Mexican Communities. Social Science and Medicine 16:1453-1465.

Research

Health care decision making; health and illness in everyday life contexts; cultural models; narrative and illness; remembering

Current Courses by Term

2017 Winter Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Beginning Seminar

Journal Club Seminars: Anthropology

Selected Topics in Anthropology

Previous Courses by Term

2016 Winter Quarter

Journal Club Seminars: Anthropology

Advanced Seminar: Medical Anthropology

Selected Topics in Anthropology

2015 Fall Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2015 Spring Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Selected Topics in Cultural Anthropology

2015 Winter Quarter

Beginning Seminar

Journal Club Seminars: Anthropology

Selected Topics in Anthropology

2014 Fall Quarter

Narrative and Times of Trouble

2014 Spring Quarter

Advanced Seminar: Medical Anthropology

2014 Winter Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Beginning Seminar

2013 Fall Quarter

Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology

Journal Club Seminars: Anthropology

Selected Topics in Anthropology

2013 Spring Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2013 Winter Quarter

Beginning Seminar

Selected Topics in Anthropology

2012 Fall Quarter

Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology

Journal Club Seminars: Anthropology

Selected Topics in Anthropology

2012 Spring Quarter

Journal Club Seminars: Anthropology

Selected Topics in Anthropology

2011 Spring Quarter

Selected Topics in Cultural Anthropology

2011 Winter Quarter

Beginning Seminar

Journal Club Seminars: Anthropology

Selected Topics in Anthropology

2010 Fall Quarter

Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology

2010 Spring Quarter

Advanced Seminar: Medical Anthropology

2010 Winter Quarter

Beginning Seminar

Journal Club Seminars: Anthropology

Selected Topics in Anthropology

2009 Winter Quarter

Beginning Seminar

2008 Fall Quarter

Selected Topics in Anthropology

2008 Winter Quarter

Beginning Seminar

Journal Club Seminars: Anthropology

Selected Topics in Anthropology

2007 Fall Quarter

Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology

2007 Winter Quarter

Beginning Seminar

Journal Club Seminars: Anthropology

Selected Topics in Anthropology

2006 Fall Quarter

Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology

Seminar: Psychocultural Studies and Medical Anthropology

2006 Spring Quarter

Advanced Seminar: Medical Anthropology

2006 Winter Quarter

Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology

Beginning Seminar

2005 Fall Quarter

Perspectives on Health of Native North Americans

Selected Topics in Anthropology

2004 Spring Quarter

Selected Topics in Anthropology

2003 Winter Quarter

Selected Topics in Anthropology

2002 Fall Quarter

Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology

2002 Spring Quarter

Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology

2002 Winter Quarter

Selected Topics in Anthropology

2001 Spring Quarter

Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology

Perspectives on Health of Native North Americans

2001 Winter Quarter

Selected Topics in Anthropology

2000 Fall Quarter

Culture, Illness, and Healing

2000 Spring Quarter

Culture, Illness, and Healing

Field Methods

1999 Fall Quarter

Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology

1999 Spring Quarter

Field Methods

Selected Topics in Anthropology

1999 Winter Quarter

Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology

1998 Spring Quarter
1998 Winter Quarter

Previous Courses by Course

ANTHRO 297
Selected Topics in Anthropology

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2005 Fall Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

2003 Winter Quarter

2002 Winter Quarter

2001 Winter Quarter

ANTHRO 193
Journal Club Seminars: Anthropology

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

ANTHRO M263Q
Advanced Seminar: Medical Anthropology

2016 Winter Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

ANTHRO 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2015 Fall Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

ANTHRO 137
Selected Topics in Cultural Anthropology

2015 Spring Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

ANTHRO 191HA
Beginning Seminar

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2009 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

ANTHRO 266N
Narrative and Times of Trouble

2014 Fall Quarter

ANTHRO 139
Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology

2013 Fall Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

2002 Spring Quarter

2001 Spring Quarter

1999 Fall Quarter

1999 Winter Quarter

ANTHRO 234
Seminar: Psychocultural Studies and Medical Anthropology

2006 Fall Quarter

ANTHRO CM168P
Perspectives on Health of Native North Americans

2005 Fall Quarter

2001 Spring Quarter

AM IND CM268P
Perspectives on Health of Native North Americans

2005 Fall Quarter

ANTHRO CM268P
Perspectives on Health of Native North Americans

2005 Fall Quarter

2001 Spring Quarter

AM IND CM168P
Perspectives on Health of Native North Americans

2005 Fall Quarter

ANTHRO M168
Culture, Illness, and Healing

2000 Fall Quarter

2000 Spring Quarter

ANTHRO 197HB
Field Methods

2000 Spring Quarter

1999 Spring Quarter

ANTHRO 197L
Selected Topics in Anthropology

1999 Spring Quarter

ANTHRO 197HB

1998 Spring Quarter

ANTHRO M263Q

1998 Spring Quarter

ANTHRO M168

1998 Winter Quarter