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Julie Goodman, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Advisor of Anthropology Club

Office Phone: (951) 343-4468
E-mail: jgoodman@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James 139
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
M.A. Cultural Anthropology California State University, Fullerton May, 2007
B.A. Intercultural Studies Biola University May, 2002

Courses Taught

Cultural Anthropology
Personality and Culture
Globalization and Culture
Economic and Political Anthropology
Anthropology and Film
Language and Culture
Physical Anthropology and Archaeology
Religion and Culture
Kinship and Family
Theories of Anthropology
Introduction to Sociology
Applied, Engaged, Activist Anthropology
Overseas Prep Courses; Cross-Cultural Development


Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Urban Anthropology
Transnational Anthropology, Globalization
Immigration and Migration Studies and Policy
Migration and Labor Studies
Acculturation and Change
Israel, Jewish Culture; Latin American Culture


Teaching Experience

Adjunct Professor, Orange Coast College (2008-2012)
Adjunct Professor, Biola University (2002-2003)


Research, Presentations, & Publications

Paper Presentation: "Response to E. Klayman's 'Exploring our Responsibility for Earth's Resources: Shaping an Eco-Ethilogical Approach'" Hashivenu, January 2014

Paper Presentation: "Purity and Pollution: Transitional Practices of Halakha" Young Messianic Jewish Scholars' Conference, January 2013

Presentation: "Resilience and Recovery," California Baptist University, guest lecture, October 2011.

Paper Presentation: "Assimilation, Identity, and the Immigrant Experience" Society for Applied Anthropology, March 2011.

Paper Presentation: "The Changing Landscape of Gush Katif, Gaza" Southwest Anthropological Association Conference, April 2010; Published, 2010

Paper Presentation: "Identity Formation Among Immigrant Workers in the Garment District of Los Angeles, Abbreviated" California Baptist University Faculty Colloquium, April 2010

Presentation of Joint Research. "Impacts of Immigration and Labor Choice on Reproductive Decision Making" Southwest Anthropological Association, April 2009.

Paper Presentation: "Acculturation among Immigrant Workers in the Garment District of Los Angeles," Southwest Anthropological Association Conference, April 2008. Published 2008.

Paper Presentation: "Organizational Anthropology: Overview and Case Studies" Southwestern Anthropological Association Conference, April 2006

Paper Presentation: "Cultural Expressions of Worship" Young Scholar's Conference: New York, June 2006


Church Membership & Activities

Ben David, Congregation
Rock Harbor D-Care Ministry
Home Fellowship


Community Service & Involvement

Orange Coast College Community Learning Program
United We Paint, Volunteer
Board Member and Officer: Southwest Anthropological Association (SWAA)
Board Member: National Association for Student Anthropologists (NASA)
Board Member: Union of Messianic Believers (UMB)


Interests & Hobbies

Research Interests and Subject Specialties:
*Immigration and Migration Studies and Policy
*Migration and Labor Studies
*Acculturation and Change
*Israel, Jewish Culture, Latin American Culture
Traveled to Mexico, Ukraine, Paraguay and Israel
Hobbies: reading, baking, biking, researching


Personal Philosophy

Isaiah 41:10 "So do not fear..."

Higher education is a gift that we should not take for granted; it is a great privilege. I believe in the responsibility of all of my students to take control of their own education and for myself to help facilitate a respectful, caring learning community.