Karen Stocker

Contact Information

Office: McCarthy Hall 477E
Phone: 657-278-1070
Email: kstocker@fullerton.edu

Karen Stocker 




PhD, Anthropology, University of New Mexico

BA, Latin American Studies, Carleton College

Recent Courses

Anthropology 102: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; 300: Language and Culture; 332: Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective; 350: Culture and Education; 415: Anthropology of Tourism; 481 Contemporary Anthropology; 504T: Ethnography and Communication; 510: Research Design; Humanities 350T: Costa Rican Life and Culture (for Study Abroad)


2013     Tourism and Cultural Change in Costa Rica: Pitfalls and Possibilities . Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
2013     Locating Identity: The Role of Place in Chorotega Identity. In Who Is an Indian? Race, Place, and the Politics of Indigeneity in the Americas . Maximilian Forte, ed. Pp. 151-71. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2009     Authenticating Discourses and the Marketing of Indigenous Identities, London Journal of Tourism, Sport and Creative Industries 2 (1): 62-71 (Special Issue: Current Themes in Indigenous Tourism).

2007     Identity as Work: Changing Job Opportunities and Indigenous Identity in
the Transition to a Tourist Market. Theme Issue, “Work and Anthropology in Costa Rica,” Anthropology of Work Review XXVIII (2): 18-22.

2005     “I Won’t Stay Indian, I’ll Keep Studying”:  The Effects of Schooling on Ethnic Identity in a Rural Costa Rican High School . Boulder: University Press of Colorado.

2005     Citizenship, Wealth, and Whiteness in a Costa Rican High School, International Journal of Educational Research, Policy, and Practice (IJEPRP) 5(4): 119-146.

2003     “Ellos se comen las heces/eses:” The Perceived Language Difference of Matambú,” In Linguistic Anthropology of Education . Stanton Wortham and Betsy Rymes, eds. Pp. 185-211 Westport, CT: Praeger.

2000     No somos nada: Ethnicity and Three Dominant and Contradictory Indigenist Discourses in Costa Rica, University of New Mexico Latin American Institute Research Paper Series No. 35, June, 2000.

1999     The Exportation of Managed Care to Latin America, New England Journal of Medicine 340 (4), April 8. Co-authored with Howard Waitzkin and Celia Iriart.

1995     Historias Matambugueñas . Heredia, Costa Rica: Editorial de la Universidad Nacional (EUNA).