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Dr. Julie A. Dowling

Associate Professor of Latina/Latino Studies, Affiliate of Sociology and Gender & Women's Studies

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Contact Information

  • Address: Department of Latina/Latino Studies
    1207 W. Oregon Street, M/C 136
    Urbana, IL 61801
  • Telephone: 217-265-5502
  • Email: dowlingj@illinois.edu

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Biography

Julie A. Dowling (PhD Sociology UT-Austin, 2004) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has published articles on Latino racial identity construction and racial attitudes in a variety of journals including Social Science QuarterlySociological Perspectives, Latino Studies, Migraciones Internacionales, and the Southwest Journal of Linguistics. Her publications have received multiple accolades including the Distinguished Contribution to Research Award for “Best Article” from the Latino/a Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association, and an Honorable Mention for the 2009 Distinguished Contribution to Sociological Perspectives Award. Dr. Dowling's book, Mexican Americans and the Question of Race (2014, UT-Austin Press), explores the disjuncture between federal definitions and regional constructions of race, examining Mexican American responses to the U.S. Census race question.  Dr. Dowling is originally from Texas, the daughter of a Mexican American mother from the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas and an Irish American father from the Midwest. 

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Publications

Books

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    Mexican Americans and the Question of Race. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2014.

Book Contributions

  • Inda, Jonathan X., and Julie A. Dowling. "Introduction: Governing Migrant Illegality." Governing Immigration Through Crime: A Reader. Ed. Julie A. Dowling and Jonathan X. Inda. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2013.

  • Dowling, Julie A. "I’m not Mexican…pero soy Mexicano: Linguistic Context of Labeling Among Mexican Americans in Texas." Spanish of the Southwest: A Language in Transition. Ed. Susana Rivera-Mills and Daniel Villa. Madrid and Frankfurt: Iberoamericana / Vervuert, 2010.

Edited Books

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    Dowling, Julie A., and Jonathan X. Inda. Governing Immigration Through Crime: A Reader. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2013.

Journal Articles

  • Hempel, Lynn M., Julie A. Dowling, Jason D. Boardman, and Christopher G. Ellison. "Racial Threat and White Opposition to Bilingual Education in Texas." Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences (2013):

  • Dowling, Julie A., Christopher G. Ellision, and David L. Leal. "Who Doesn’t Value English?: Debunking Myths About Mexican Immigrants’ Attitudes Toward the English Language." Social Science Quarterly 93.2 (2012): 356-78.

  • Dowling, Julie A., and C. Alison Newby. "So Far From Miami: Afro-Cuban Encounters with Mexicans in the US Southwest ." Latino Studies 8.2 (2010): 176-94.

  • Newby, C. Alison, and Julie A. Dowling. "Retando Categorías Raciales en los Estados Unidos: el Caso de los Refugiados Afrocubanos." Migraciones Internacionales 14.1 (2008): 53-80.

  • Newby, C. Alison, and Julie A. Dowling. "Black and Hispanic: The Racial Identification of Afro-Cuban Immigrants in the Southwest." Sociological Perspectives 50.3 (2007): 343-66.

  • Dowling, Julie A. "I’m not Mexican…pero soy Mexicano: Linguistic Context of Labeling Among Mexican Americans in Texas." Southwest Journal of Linguistics 24.1-2 (2005): 53-63.