Julia is an Assistant Professor in Sociology and the School of Education at the Johns Hopkins University. She received her doctoral degree from the Department of Sociology in 2012 and then spent two years at Brown as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Population Studies and Training Center. Her research examines the impact of violent crime in neighborhoods and school and the broader role of neighborhood and school contexts in shaping educational inequality. Julia’s article on school violence won the 2014 James Coleman Award for the best article in the Sociology of Education from the American Sociological Association. Julia received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago.