- Fulbright Award (2008)
- Algeria; France
Jane Goodman is an associate professor of anthropology and director of undergraduate studies in anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU. She joined IU's faculty in 1999 as an assistant professor of communication and culture and was promoted to associate professor in 2005. From 2013 to 2015, Goodman served as chair of the Department of Communication and Culture until 2015 when she was named associate professor of anthropology. During her time at IU, she has served as an adjunct associate professor in the departments of folklore and ethnomusicology, near Eastern languages and cultures, African studies, and the cultural studies program. Her research interests include performance and civic life; intertextuality; colonial and postcolonial formations; and theater, music, and poetry. She earned her B.A. in French from Bates College in 1980, her M.A. in Anthropology from Brandeis University in 1992, and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Brandeis University in 1999.
During the 2008-2009 year, Goodman served as a Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad fellow, an ACLS/SSRC/NEH International Area Studies fellow, and an American Institute of Maghribi Studies fellow. She has also received funding from the National Endowment for Humanities in 2017. Goodman received the IU Trustees' Teaching Award in 2001 and 2003 and the IU Teaching Excellence Recognition Award in 2000. She is a member of the American Anthropological Association, American Ethnological Society, Society for Cultural Anthropology, Society for Linguistic Anthropology, AAA Middle East Section, Middle East Studies Association, and American Institute for Maghrib Studies.