Julie Torres, Ph.D.

Julie Torres, Ph.D.

Julie Torres, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
ACAD 408


Julie Torres is an Assistant Professor of Women’s and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Her research focuses on issues related to Latinx studies, diaspora, social activism, transnationalism, and gender. She is currently working on a book manuscript, which ethnographically examines Puerto Rican women’s activism in Orlando, Florida in light of contemporary crises. She has published in academic venues, such as Anthropology News and CENTRO Journal for the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. She is also a contributing co-editor of the Association of Latino and Latina Anthropologists (ALLA) section of Anthropology News.


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Anthropology
  • M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University, Anthropology and Education
  • B.A., Villanova University, English

Research Areas

  • Latinx studies
  • Diaspora
  • Social Activism
  • Transnationalism Gender


  • WEST 1010: Introduction to Social Justice Studies
  • WEST 3400: Advanced Theory: An Intersectional Approach

Select Publications

Torres, Julie. 2021. “Los hijos ausentes: Citizenship, Activism, and Recovery in Post-Hurricane Maria Orlando.” CENTRO Journal XXXIII(1): 132-153.


Virginia Sanchez Korrol Dissertation Award , 2020