Julia received her M.A. in Anthropology from California State University Chico (2016) and her B.A. in anthropology with a focus on archaeology at University of California San Diego (2010). At Chico, Julia’s primary work was in stable isotope analysis, bioarchaeology, and forensic anthropology. Her master’s thesis looked at ethnic dietary variation at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Potter’s Field (circa 1870-1935) using stable isotope analysis and skeletal ancestry estimation methods.
Julia’s broader research interests include social inequality, diet and migration reconstruction, dietary stress and disease, and identity formation. At Notre Dame, Julia will use stable isotope analysis and bioarchaeological methods to research the consequences of unequal social structures on diet, health, and social identity in the historic U.S. She also plans to continue research in stable isotopic and forensic anthropological methods and applications. Julia is a Notre Dame Presidential Fellow.
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