Julie Collins-Dogrul


Julie Collins Dogrul
Associate Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology

562.907.4200 ext. 4307

Academic History

B.A. University of California, Davis
Ph.D. University of California, Davis

Academic Interests

Transnational social problems, inter-organizational governance and cooperation, migration, public health, and the U.S.-Mexico Border


Professor Julie Collins-Dogrul teaches the sociology of health, migration, work, crime, inequality, transnational social problems, and research methodology. Through the Whittier College Center for Engagement with Communities she connects undergraduate student researchers with local organizations. Collins-Dogrul has published numerous articles in scholarly journals on US-Mexico Border issues, inter-organizational cooperation and governance, and health disparities. She continues to research how the US and Mexico manage shared problems on the border and has a range of other projects including Latina breast cancer mortality, public attitudes about women in combat, higher education pedagogy, and how day laborers transform public space. Collins-Dogrul has taught at Whittier College since 2008.

Professional Activity

2017. Collins-Dogrul, Julie and Ulrich, Jaimis Rebecca. "Fighting Sterotypes: Public Discourse About Women in Combat." Armed Forces & Society.

2015. Collins-Dogrul, Julie and Saldaña, Kenia. "Social Determinants in Latino Diet and Health." Diálogo

2011. Collins-Dogrul, Julie. "Governing Transnational Social Problems: Public Health Politics on the U.S.-Mexico Border." Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs.

2006. Collins-Dogrul, Julie. "Managing US-Mexico "border health": an organizational field approach," Social Science and Medicine, 63 (12): 3099-3211.

1997. Collins, Julie. "Why do Moroccan Women Migrate to Spain? A novice researcher tells about how she went about not getting the answer." Middle East Women's Studies Review, 12 (3): 15-17.