Julie Yarwood, PhD

Julie Yarwood, PhDDr. Julie Yarwood received her doctorate in American Religious History from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She teaches in the History Department and Catholic Studies. She also serves as a Residence Life Scholar in the new women's residence hall. Dr. Yarwood loves to take road trips- she has visited 46 states and has dreams of getting to the remaining four soon. She also enjoys exploring museums, visiting local coffee shops, and getting to know her students outside of the classroom.

Dr. Yarwood's scholarly interests concern the intersection between religion and politics in American history, particularly during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Her current research examines the role of local religious leaders during the Great Depression, considering how these clergymen functioned as community leaders in the midst of the changing economic, social, and political climate of the United States in the 1920s and 1930s.

Selected  Publications & Presentations

  • Washington 101: An Introduction to the Nation's Capital (with Matthew Green, Laura Daughtery, and Maria Mazzenga). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
  • "National Symbol, City of Neighborhoods," HumanitiesDC, Washington, D.C., February 2016.
  • "Unbiased Observers? Accessing Community Conditions through Local Religious Leaders," Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies, Washington, D.C., February 2015.
  • "Public Opinion From the Pulpit: Catholic and Protestant Responses to FDR's 1935 'Letter to the Nation's Clergy,'" at the American Catholic Historical Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY, January 2015.
  • "Washington, D.C.: National Capital and Local City," with Matthew Green and Maria Mazzenga, Humanities Council of Washington, D.C., November 2014.
  • "Impacting Government Policy Through Ecumenism and Interfaith Cooperation: The Pioneering Work of Monsignor John O’Grady," at the American Catholic Historical Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 2013.