Julian studies the 20th century social histories of psychology, psychotherapy and psychiatry across Eastern Europe, the United States and the Soviet Union. His interests include labor management, attention and artistic practices. His methodological approaches span archival research, oral history and public history.
He was previously a Fulbright Researcher in Bulgaria, where his project envisioned a social history of psychiatry in the socialist republic of Bulgaria. His scholarly output on the subject includes “Excavating the Psyche: a Social History of Psychiatry in the People’s Republic of Bulgaria” in Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry (Springer, 2018). Prior to this Julian received a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from American University.
Julian also curates exhibitions that stage artifacts, archives, oral histories and multimedia installations to convey historical scholarship to a broader audience. He was a 2020 Summer Fellow at The Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton.