Her dissertation project on nineteenth-century representations of athletic women examines embodiment and power in relation to gender, ability, sexuality, and race, revealing a representational history that informs our current policing of queer, disabled, trans, and women of color athletes. She has achieved public recognition for digital project work related to her research, including a 2021 NYC Digital Humanities Graduate Student Digital Project Award, the Digital Research Infrastructure Award at the Graduate Center, the Joshua Brown Visual Culture Award, and the New Media Lab Digital Dissertation Award at the Graduate Center. As well, her feminist research and writing has been published in open-access venues including the online journal Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, the V21 Collations: Book Forum, and the peer-reviewed digital project, Collective Biographies of Women.
Julie works as the Program Administrator for the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program at The Graduate Center. She also currently serves as a Graduate Fellow for the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies, where she organizes workshops, events, and professional development for students.