Julie Goodman-Bowling (Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno) serves as associate professor of anthropology, the chair of division family & culture, and program coordinator of the anthropology major at California Baptist University. A cultural anthropologist, her experience includes travels to Paraguay, Ukraine, Israel, Mexico and migrant communities in the U.S.
Goodman-Bowling’s specialties include (im)migration and labor, transnationalism and globalization, and gender, race, and identity studies. Additionally, she has developed a background in medical anthropology particularly as it relates to globalization, inequalities, and access to healthcare. Goodman-Bowling has trained students of all ages for short-term, cross-cultural work and in the area of socio-cultural awareness and understanding marginalization. Addressing these subjects, she recently authored Cultural Anthropology: A Restorative Study of Our Humanity, a textbook which integrates a faith-centered perspective to human behavior.
Goodman-Bowling has a contagious passion for her discipline which is enthusiastically evident in her teaching style. She is deeply committed to encouraging her family, students, colleagues, and community, to walk in faith, learning and growing together.