Julia Young, Ph.D.
Julia Young received her doctorate at the University of Chicago and is assistant professor in the history of Latin America at The Catholic University of America. She is currently completing a book entitled Cristero Diaspora: Emigrants, Exiles, and Refugees during Mexico’s Religious War, examining the activities and ideologies of Mexican migrants who supported the Catholic Church during Mexico’s Cristero War (1926-1929). More generally, her work investigates the ways that religion and religious conflicts can shape transnational diasporic identities among migrants. Her research and teaching interests also include Mexican and Latin American history since the 16th century, global migrations, religion and diaspora, and the history of Mexican migration to the United States since the mid 1800s. She has published scholarly articles in academic journals such as The Americas and The Catholic Historical Review, as well as newsmagazines such as Commonweal.