Julia, a PhD candidate in the Program in History of Science at Princeton University, is interested in food politics, scientific authority, and consumerism. Her dissertation, “Sweet Deception: A History of the Health Politics of Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners in the United States,” will trace ideas about the healthfulness of sugar and artificial sweeteners across scientific literature, government regulations, and dietary advice from the Progressive era to the rise of aspartame in the 1980s. She graduated from Barnard College in 2014, magna cum laude, with a BA in physics and French literature.