Julie Todd

John Wesley Iliff Senior Adjunct Lecturer in Justice and Peace Studies


  • BA, Boston University
  • MDiv, Boston University School of Theology
  • PhD, University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology


Julie Marie Todd is a scholar-activist living in Lawrence, Massachusetts. She is the John Wesley Iliff Senior Lecturer in Justice & Peace Studies at the Iliff School of Theology, teaching all of her courses in online and hybrid formats. A graduate of the DU/Iliff Joint PhD program, her dissertation is available as the book Struggling with (Non)violence. Her scholarship focuses on social change theory and praxis, violence and (non)violence, ecology and earth activism, and matters of privilege, oppression and solidarity across axes of difference. She is a published essayist and poet on matters of justice-seeking and the spiritual life. She is also the author of the books 50: thorns & blossoms and Nothing About Us Without Us: LGBTQ Liberation and the United Methodist Church. She is a trained herbalist and aromatherapist, and the owner of JustJulie.