Dr. Julie A. Dowling

Dr. Julie Dowling

Contact Information

Department of Latina/Latino Students
1207 W. Oregon Street, M/C 136
Urbana, IL 61801
Assistant Professor, Affiliated
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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.

Selected Publications

Edited Books

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

Book Contributions

Inda, Jonathan Xavier, and Julie A Dowling Introduction: Governing Migrant Illegality Governing Immigration Through Crime: A Reader edited by Julie Dowling, edited by Jonathan Inda. Introduction: Governing Migrant Illegality Edited by Julie Dowling, Edited by Jonathan 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 edited by Susana Rivera-Mills, edited by Daniel Villa. I’m not Mexican…pero soy Mexicano: Linguistic Context of Labeling Among Mexican Americans in Texas Edited by Susana Rivera-Mills, Edited by Daniel Villa, Madrid and Frankfurt Iberoamericana / Vervuert 2010.

Journal Articles

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, p. 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, p. 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, p. 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, p. 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, p. 53-63.
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.

Books

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