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Julia Cox

2018 Ph.D. Graduate
Dissertation Advisor(s): Salamishah Tillet
"The Protest Song: Bridge Leadership, Sonic Innovation, and the Long Civil Rights Movement"

Communications Consultant, Slalom, New York


MA: University of Pennsylvania, 2015

MA: Emory University, 2011

BA: Emory University, 2011 


Julia Cox is an English PhD candidate and Benjamin Franklin Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.  She is also a 2016 recipient of the Phyllis Rackin Fellowship for Feminist Scholarship in the Humanities. Julia serves on the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (GSWS) Graduate Advisory Board, which recently planned a Spring 2016 graduate conference, Protest.

She was the 2014 recipient of the American Folklore Society's Zora Neale Hurston prize for best graduate essay in American folklore. Her writing has been published in Atlanta Black Star and Popular Critic.



Courses Taught

summer 2018

ENGL 089.910 Protest Novel canceled  

spring 2018

ENGL 078.401 Television and New Media  

spring 2017

spring 2015

ENGL 104.404 The Twentieth Century