Julia Havard

Ph.D. Candidate

JULIA HAVARD: B.A. in History of Science, minor in Dance, Harvard University. Julia is a Ph.D. candidate at UC Berkeley in the Performance Studies program with a designated emphasis in Gender and Women’s Studies. Her scholarly, activist, and performance work deals with sexual culture as a site of world-building, embedded in intersecting experiences of race, gender, queerness, and disability. She is a disabled white queer femme and practicing performer. Julia has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Science from Harvard University and a background working in healthcare. She is writing her dissertation on queer burlesque practices and pedagogy. She has presented work at Performance Studies international, the National Women’s Studies Association, OCAD University, and the American Society for Theater Research. Her chapter “#WhyIStayed: Virtual Survivor-Centered Spaces for Transformation and Abolishing Partner Violence” was recently published in the anthology #identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation (2019). She is co-editing a forthcoming issue of the journal Radical Teacher on anti-oppressive pedagogy in the composition classroom (Fall 2019).

Email: jhavard@berkeley.edu