|Title:||Associate Professor of Anthropology|
Ph.D., Anthropology, University of California, San Diego
Dissertation (Good Intentions: Women, Diet and Food Choice in “America’s Finest City”) was an ethnographic study of eating, cooking, and shopping habits among 66 California women and families.
M.A., Anthropology, University of California, San Diego
B.A., Anthropology, University Without Walls, Skidmore College
I teach four undergraduate courses per semester,
including lower division requirements and upper division electives. Course descriptions and syllabi available
● ANTH101G: Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
● ANTH3150: Culture, Ecology and Health
● ANTH3200: Anthropology of Food
● ANTH3220: Women, Food and the Body
● ANTH3360: Contemporary Issues in American Culture
● ANTH3700: Psychological Anthropology
● ANTH3850: Ethnographic Methods
● ANTH4160: History of Anthropological
Namie, J. and Warne, R. (2012). ‘Just’ desserts: An interpretive analysis of sports nutrition marketing. In review Food and Foodways.
Namie, J. and Warne, R. (2012). LUNA Chix and ‘Iron Girls’: Feminine representation in sports nutrition marketing. In review Journal of Sport and Social Issues.
Namie, J. (2012). ‘In the World, but Not of the World’: The Paradox of Plastic Surgery Among Latter-day Saint Women in Utah. In preparation. Journal of Religion and Popular Culture.
Namie, J. (2011). Public displays of affection: Mothers, children, and requests for junk food. Food, Culture, and Society, 14(3): 393-411.
Namie, J. (2008). The power of children over household food consumption. Anthropology News (April).
Namie, J. (2006). What can psychological anthropology contribute to nutrition policy? Anthropology News, (October).
Namie, J. (2006). The melting pot melts: The un-ethnification of American family eating. Proceedings of the Seventh Annual UVSC Conference by the Faculty, Spring, 2006.
J. (2003). Book review. Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and
M. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. 457 pp. Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition. Available at http://www.nutritionalanthro.org/bookreview-food-politics.php.
‘In the World, but Not of the World’: The Paradox of Plastic Surgery among LDS Women in Utah
BYU Women’s Studies Conference, Brigham Young University, November 3, 2012.
‘Sexy/Modest’: The Paradox of Plastic Surgery among Latter-day Saint Women
UVU Faculty Conference, Utah Valley University, January, 2012.
Preaching to the Choir: The Adoption of Cosmetic Surgery by Latter-day Saint Women
American Anthropological Association annual meetings, Montreal, Canada, November 16, 2011.
The Modern Breadwinner: Fathers and Childfeeding [with George Rivera, student]
American Anthropological Association annual meetings, Montreal, Canada, November 19, 2011.
Drinking Gold: The Normalization of Cosmetic Surgery Among Latter-day Saint Women [FILM]
· Showing and Q&A at Utah Valley University, September 20, 2011
· Showing and Q&A at University of Utah, September 21, 2011
· Showing and Q&A at Turning Point, Orem, UT, November 14, 2011
Public Displays of Affection: Mothers, Children, and Requests for Junk Food
“Food and Agriculture Under the Big Sky,” Joint meetings of the Society for Anthropology of Food and Nutrition
[SAFN], Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society [AFHVS], and the Association for the Study of Food and
Society [ASFS], Missoula, MT, June 9 – 12, 2011.
The"Good,” the "Bad," and the Ugly: Nutritionism and Food Choice Among a Diverse Population
Invited Panel of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, November, 2008.
The Melting Pot Melts: The Un-Ethnification of American Family Eating
Invited Panel of the American Anthropological Association, San Jose, November, 2006.
The Rumble From Down Under: Kids, Food and the Battle for the American Table
Deviant Gumbo: Culture Clash and Urban Renewal in Post-Katrina New Orleans
Good Intentions: Women, Food and Public Health in America
American Anthropological Association annual meetings, New Orleans, November, 2002.
Good Intentions: Women, Diet, and Food Choice in America's Finest City
Southwestern Anthropological Association annual meetings, San Diego, April 12, 2001.
¿Pura Vida? Beliefs about Cancer and Implications for Cancer Prevention:
Case Studies of Costa Rican Women Society for Cross-Cultural Research
meetings, San Diego, CA, February 23, 2001.
Drinking Gold: The Normalization of Cosmetic Surgery Among Latter-day Saint Women
Feature length film employing ethnographic interviews to explore the intersection of popular culture,
religiosity, and plastic surgery among
Mormon women in Utah.
· Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (SAFN)