Julie Goodman-Bowling

 Julie Goodman-Bowling

Status: PhD Student

Current Project Title: Citizenship, Labor, and Transnational Life: Contradictory Experiences of Migrant Day Laborers in Southern California

M.A. Thesis Title: Cultural Loss among Immigrants in the Los Angeles Garment District

Previous Degrees: M.A. Anthropology (2007), California State University, Fullerton; B.A.  Intercultural Studies (2002), Biola University

Biography: Julie Goodman-Bowling is a sixth year PhD student in cultural anthropology working in the field of immigration as it intersects with labor and culture, particularly among Latin American migrants. Having advanced to candidacy, Julie is studying among a group of day laborers in Southern California, learning about day labor as a strategic form of income for many migrant workers as well as how day labor centers may serve to support (im)migrants in ways akin to kinship.


  • "Meaning of Passover: Hebrew Traditions" Ben David Mess. Congregation, March 2016
  • "Immigration and Media," Presentation for Immigration Course, Calif. Bapt. University, December 2014
  • Diversity Training for Student Leaders, FOCUS Program, Calif. Bapt. University, August 2014
  • Response paper presentation to Elliot Klayman's "Eco-Ethicology," Hashivenu Forum, Los Angeles, CA, February 2014
  • "Anthropology and the Real World," National Association of Social Sciences, San Diego, CA, July 2014


  • 2015 "Response to Elliot Klayman's Eco-Ethicology," Kesher: A Journal of Messianic Judaism. Vol 28, January 2015.
  • 2012 "Frequent Flyer," Anthropology News, publication of the American Anthropological Association. Vol 53, No. 10, Pp.43
  • 2012 "Anthropological Pedagogy" Online case study development for students. Cengage Learning (Wadsworth Publishing). Online.
  • 2010 "The Changing Landscape of Gush Katif, Gaza Strip." Proceedings of the Southwestern Anthropological Association
  • 2008 "Acculturation among Immigrant Workers in the Garment District of Los Angeles," Proceedings of the Southwestern Anthropological Association. Vol. 2, Pp. 42-49