The Catholic University of America



Julia G. Young, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2009, University of Chicago
Latin America, Mexico, Religion and Diaspora, Global Migrations
(202) 319-5484
247 Marist Hall
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On leave Spring 2015 

Dr. Young is currently on leave as a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress. While there, she is completing a book entitled Mexican Exodus: Emigrants, Exiles, and Refugees of the Cristero War (Oxford University Press, forthcoming August 2015). The book examines the network of religious exiles, political refugees, and labor emigrants who supported the Catholic Church during Mexico’s Cristero war and, more generally, the ways that religion and religious conflicts can shape transnational diasporic identities among migrants. Her research and teaching interests include Mexican and Latin American history since the 16th century, the history of Mexican migration to the United States since the mid 1800s, global migrations, religion, and diaspora. Dr. Young is also a fellow at the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies.
Scholarly Publications:
Mexican Exodus: Emigrants, Refugees, and Exiles of the Cristero War (Oxford University Press, forthcoming summer 2015).
Local Church, Global Church: Catholic Activism in Latin America from Rerum Novarum to Vatican II, eds. Julia Young and Stephen Andes (The Catholic University of America Press; forthcoming summer 2015.
"The Calles Government and Catholic Dissidents: Mexico's Transnational Projects of Repression, 1926-1929," The Americas 70:1, July 2013.   
“A "Sorrowful Caravan"? Rhetoric vs. Reality in Mexico's Debate over Emigration, 1926-1929,” in Historia de la Migración Mexicana a Estados Unidos. Visiones Comparadas (Siglo XIX - 2012), eds. Rafael Alarcón and Fernando Saúl Alanis. México: El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, El Colegio de San Luis, y El Colegio de Michoacán (forthcoming 2013). 
“Cristero Diaspora: Mexican Emigrants, the U.S. Catholic Church, and Mexico’s Cristero War, 1926-1929,” The Catholic Historical Review 98:2, April 2012. 
“Un obispo cristero en Estados Unidos: el exilio de José de Jesús Manríquez y Zárate, 1927-1932,” in Julia Preciado Zamora and Servando Ortoll, eds. Los guachos y los mochos: once ensayos cristeros (jitanjáfora Press, Morelia, 2009).
Other Articles:
Courses Taught:
Hist 685: The Church in Latin America
HIST 663A: Migration, Ethnicity & Diaspora
HIST 229: Global Migration to the Americas, 1492-present
HIST 371A: Colonial Latin America
HIST 371B: Modern Latin America
HIST 388: Junior Seminar (Topic: Revolutions in Mexico & Cuba)
HIST 386:  Modern Mexico