Julie joined the Department in 2016 as an LSE Fellow in Human Geography. She holds a PhD from the Humboldt University Berlin (summa cum laude), a Master of Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance and a BA from the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University (with high honors).
Her work focuses on the areas of comparative urbanism, urban theory and cultural production through research at the intersection of artistic practices and cities of the majority world. Her dissertation explored the role of mobility in the making of art spaces in Berlin and Beijing.
She has previously worked for three years in the consulting sector, and comes to the LSE from the City University of Hong Kong, where her post-doctoral fellowship investigated the possibility of applying Robert Park's work on Chicago to urban China, and the various issues around transplanting concepts across time and space. She is co-editor of a forthcoming volume connected to this project.