Julia received their PhD in Philosophy at Michigan State University, writing her dissertation on palliative and remembrance ethics for the dead and the dying of climate change. She envisions her research taking shape where the boundaries between feminist, political, and environmental philosophy grow pleasantly and productively murky. Before obtaining their MA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado, Julia spent a number of years in Portland, OR working at an international salmon conservation organization and as a collective manager and produce expert at a community owned grocery store. She received her BA in Philosophy and Russian Studies from William Smith College.
Julia has authored publications in environmental ethics, ecocriticism, bioethics, technology studies, mobilities studies, and animal ethics. During her postdoctoral fellowship in the Philosophy Department at Queen’s University, Julia explored the synthesis, tensions, and incommensurabilities of decolonial and interspecies justice. This research finds material, emotional, and spiritual expression on their family farm where Julia lives and works on unceded Wappinger territory. In addition to brush-hogging, berry picking, and chasing down cows, her lived philosophical practice on the Farm involves further developing death ethics as part of a holistic intergenerational politics on and for the lands they call home.