A Ph.D. student in the Program in the History of Science, Julia is interested in how authority and identity shape scientific “facts” and their reception. She studies the history of nutrition and food preservation sciences in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century. Currently, she is working on a project on Harvey Wiley and his infamous poison squad experiments in the context of the Progressive Era. Julia graduated from Barnard College magna cum laude with a B.A. in physics and French literature, forever cementing her love of translation and math. Her senior thesis project was on cook books in eighteenth-century France.