Field: United States; Advisor: Guridy; Year 2022
Juliana Torres (she/her) is a PhD student of American history. She is interested broadly in the intellectual history of the United States and the history of internationalism. She researches how Black intellectuals used science to create anti-racist discourse in the early twentieth century.
Beyond her research, Juliana is also the co-president of the Graduate History Association, the History Department's representative within the Arts and Science Graduate Council (ASGC), and a coordinator for the Intellectual History Workshop.
Juliana holds an A.A. degree in History and Anthropology from Santa Monica College (2020) and a B.A. in History from the University of California, Berkeley (2022), where she researched the socialist magazine The Messenger (1917-1925) and their use of the rising status of science to develop and communicate anti-racist ideas. Before coming to Columbia, she worked as an archival researcher for documentaries.