Personal Statement:

Welcome! I’m Julia, a graduate student at UCSB. I specialize in medieval history, focusing on the relationships between humans and animals. My dissertation focuses on hunting dogs and the people, both common and elite, who cared for those dogs within the county of Artois in Northern France during the period under Count Robert II and his daughter, Countess Mahaut, from roughly 1295-1329. Beyond this topic, I am also working on projects focusing on medieval zooarchaeology, Late Antiquity and identity formation under Childeric I, Anglo-Saxon equine management and ownership patterns, as well as medieval women authors and modern receptions of them.