Born and raised in New York City, Julia graduated from Amherst College in 2018 with a degree in English as well as Latinx & Latin American Studies. Julia’s concentrations in the English major were Creative Writing and Digital Humanities, and her thesis is a digital image and text collage collection of short stories and personal essays about familial and cultural memory, race, and illness. Her DH research often looks comparatively at social movements developing on and offline such as Black Lives Matter and Ni Una Menos. As half German-Jewish and half Argentine, she grew up listening to her grandparents speak about or repress histories of genocide and military dictatorships, which helped shape her interest in studying contemporary digital memorials and self-determination in the wake of mass violence. Going forward, she wants to keep exploring how to make the archive intimate and accessible. Julia spent her time at Amherst living in the Arts House, writing for the newspaper, working for the photography department, playing Frisbee, and ranting about women’s issues in either the drink room or front room of Val. Today, you can probably find her going on long, slow runs somewhere (hopefully) beautiful with a digital or film camera or at least a phone where she can write down notes on whatever catches her eye.
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