Social Science

Julie Whitaker, Ph.D.

Professor, Social Sciences

Julie Whitaker
Mazzuchelli Hall 110
(608) 663-4274


Julie Whitaker joined the Social Science Department at Edgewood College in 2007. She has published articles on international service learning, sociological pedagogy and immigration. She oversees an interdisciplinary minor program at Edgewood called Health and Society. As part of her Bridging Borders class, she has organized four trips to Mexico with students, to Veracruz, Guanajuato, Chiapas and Sonora, some of which have involved cooperative service learning with Mexican partners. Her current teaching and research have taken an exciting turn toward sociological storytelling. Stories are part of a larger human experience and can be deeply revelatory – serving as a mirror on our culture, society and history. She is the faculty adviser for the Edgewood Storytellers and has organized events on campus involving students in storytelling around such topics as health, race, gendered violence, immigration, and masculinity.