Experience: Chicago History Museum Curator, 2021-present; Assistant Curator, 2019–2021; Digital Content Manager, 2017–19; DuSable Museum of African American History, Digital Curator, 2015–17; Education and Public Programs Specialist, 2015.
Education: MA, History, The University of Chicago, 2018; BA, History and African and African American Studies, Duke University, 2012.
As a Curator at the Chicago History Museum, Julius is committed to using technology to tell new and inclusive stories about the past in compelling and innovative ways. He develops exhibition content, conducts research, seeks new acquisitions, and speaks on a variety of Chicago history topics.
Previously, he served as the Digital Content Manager, where he helped to bring the work of the museum’s Education, Curatorial, Research & Access, Publications, and Collections departments into the digital sphere. Prior to joining CHM’s staff Julius was the Digital Curator at the DuSable Museum of African American History. In this role, Julius managed Freedom’s Journey: An Online Experience of Freedom, Resistance and the Journey Towards Equality, a multi-platform effort that creates spaces (both physical and digital) for people to respond to and participate with the museum’s exhibitions.
Julius is also a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at The University of Chicago, where his scholarly interests include twentieth-century U.S. cultural and social history, particularly the meanings of aspiration among racial and ethnic minorities, with a focus on Chicago.
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