Justin D. Poché


History Department
Africana Studies
Environmental Studies
Latin American and Latino Studies
Peace and Conflict Studies

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Fields: Catholicism in the U. S. United States History, 1865-Present; American Religious History; Latin American History; U.S. Latino/a History

Email: jpoche@holycross.edu
Office Phone: 508-793-3448
Office: O'Kane 390
PO Box: 134A
Office Hours:



  • Catholicism in the United States
  • Pollution and Power in the Modern US
  • US/Mexico Borderlands: History and Culture
  • Religion & Society in American History


  • "Religion, Race, and Rights in Catholic Louisiana, 1938-1970" (book manuscript)
  • The Memoirs of José Antonio Menchaca, co-editor with Timothy Matovina (in progress)
  • “Bonfires on the Levee: Place, Memory, and the Politics of Prosperity along Louisiana’s River Road.” (essay for forthcoming Gods of the River: Religion and Culture along the Mississippi)