Julie Collins-Dogrul


Julie Colins- Drogul

C. Wright Mills Endowed Chair in Sociology
Associate Professor of Sociology
562.907.4200 ext. 4307


Academic History

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



  • Transnational social problems
  • Inter-organizational governance and cooperation
  • Migration
  • Public health
  • 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.