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Julia is a researcher of early modern global and transnational history. They are especially interested in the topics of travel and cultural exchanges from the 16th to the 18th century.
Their current research looks at cultural interactions between Poland and Italy in the 16th and 17th centuries, considering Polish view of Italy as the place of intersection between religion, culture, and classical past.
Julia has previously worked on legal and cultural approaches to sexuality in Renaissance Tuscany, as well as did research for their undergraduate dissertation on the topic of Roman Northern Britain under Severan rule.
Prof. Ronnie Hsia
2023-2024 Vice-President for History Graduate Student Association, Penn State
2023-2024 College of Liberal Arts Representative for Graduate and Professional Student Association, Penn State
2020-2021 MA Representative for Cabinet of Curiosities, University of York
Early modern global history, transnational history, cultural exchanges, history of sexuality, Classical Reception, early modern Sino-European relations.