Assistant Professor, Sociology, Westminster College
Adjunct Associate Professor, Honors College, University of Utah
Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Utah
New York University, Ph.D., Sociology
Tulane University, M.A., Latin American Studies
Cornell University, B.A., College Scholar Program
Julie joins Westminster after having taught at the University of Utah for seven years. Julie is committed to high-quality teaching and has won numerous teaching awards, including the Alpha Kappa Delta Professor of the Year award in 2009 and 2012 and the University of Utah College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Junior Superior Teaching Award in 2012. Her teaching and research interests broadly fall into four fields: public policy, social movements, migration and development. What unites them is a thematic focus on displacement – both voluntary and forced.She seeks to better understand how people re-build community, engage in the political process and strive for upward mobility after displacement. She has published broadly on Guatemalan refugees, Mexican immigrants and migration policy. Her research has been funded by grants provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the John D. Rockefeller Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation and the National Center for Border Security and Immigration.