Julia is a Ph.D. candidate in the Program in History of Science interested in the interconnections of food politics, nutrition science and the history of the U.S. state. Her dissertation, “Sweet Deception: A History of the Health Politics of Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners in the United States” will trace ideas about the healthfulness of sugar and artificial sweeteners across scientific literature, government regulations, and dietary advice from the Progressive era to the rise of aspartame in the 1980s. She is also the project manager of the Winthrop Project, a collaborative project with the Princeton Center for Digital Humanities, which is in the process of building an online database of annotated books from the Winthrop family library. Julia is this year’s Graduate History Association President and is happy to answer prospective students’ questions about the program. She graduated from Barnard College in 2014, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in Physics and French literature.