Julia joined the Department in September 2019. She has an MA in ‘Interdisciplinary Approaches to History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology’ from the University of Thessaly and a BA in ‘History and Ethnology’ from Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. Her MA thesis (“‘In-Visible’: Practices and Discourses of the Headscarf in the Muslim communities of Komotini”), explored the various meanings of the Islamic headscarf in the ‘Muslim minority’ of Greece, located in the north-eastern region of Thrace. In September 2018, she was awarded her PhD at the University of Surrey in a project entitled “Women in Crisis? How Young Greek Women Navigate Emerging Adulthood following the Effects of the 2008 Economic Crisis”.
At the moment, she is the convenor for the undergraduate module “Researching Society and Culture”. She has also taught modules in areas of social theory, visual culture, popular culture, gender, sexualities and policy processes and societal impact.