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People: Adjunct and Affiliated Faculty

Jane GoodmanJane Goodman

  • Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Culture
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
  • Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD, Brandeis University, 1999 (Anthropology)
  • MA, Brandeis University, 1992 (Antrhopology)

Research Interests

  • Berber studies
  • Language, performance and identity
  • Colonial and postcolonial formations
  • Textuality and discourse, with particular emphasis on the Middle East, North Africa, and France.

Contact Information

Office: 800 E. Third Street
Phone: (812) 855-3232

Courses Recently Taught

  • Research in Communications and Culture
  • Ethnography as Cultural Criticism
  • Performance, Culture, and Power in the Middle East

Publication Highlights

  • "From Village to Vinyl: Genealogies of New Kabyle Song." Emergences: Journal for the Study of Media and Composite Cultures 13 (2003): 75–93.
  • "The Half-Lives of Texts: Poetry, Politics, and Ethnography in Kabylia, Algeria." Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 12 (2002): 157–88.
  • "The Proverbial Bourdieu: Habitus and the Politics of Representation in the Ethnography of Kabyli." American Anthropologist 105 (2003): 782–93.
  • "Reinterpreting the Berber Spring: From Rite of Reversal to Site of Convergence." Journal of North African Studies 9 (2004): 60–82.
  • "Singers, Saints, and the Construction of Postcolonial Subjectivities in Algeria." Ethos 26 (1998): 204–28.
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