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Julia TulkeAssistant Teaching Professor

Julia Tulke (she/they) is an interdisciplinary scholar located at the intersections of visual culture, cultural anthropology, and urban studies. Prior to joining the ILA, she completed her PhD in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester. Her research centers on the visual and spatial politics of crisis, with a particular focus on the material and symbolic terrain of the “crisis city,” for which the Greek capital Athens has served as her central case study. Her work in and on the city through the past decade includes research and writing on political street art and graffiti, artist-run spaces, queer and feminist protest, and the poetics of ruination. This work has appeared in the journals City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action and Forum Kritische Archäologie, as well as the edited volumes The Aesthetics of Global Protest: Visual Culture and Communication and Greece in Crisis: The Cultural Politics of Austerity, among other places.
Tulke is committed to visual modes of inquiry, engaging photography, maps, visual essays, and exhibitions as sites of knowledge production and distribution. Her work with longitudinal photo documentation was recognized with the 2022 Prosser Award for Outstanding Work in Visual Methodologies from the International Visual Sociological Association in 2022.