Julia Chin

  • Yale University
  • PhD candidate in English Language & Literature
  • Gettysburg College
  • B.A., English

    Julia is a PhD candidate in English Language & Literature at Yale University. A summa cum laude graduate of Gettysburg College in English with a Writing Concentration and East Asian Studies, her doctoral research focuses on 19th-century British literary culture, the global legacy of the Victorian novel, and Japanese translation and reception history. As an aspiring college professor, Julia first discovered her passion for teaching early on in her teen years, when she founded and directed a theater troupe for middle school students in her local community in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Since then she has served in a variety of pedagogical roles as a language tutor, peer learning associate, and scholarship program mentor in her high school and undergraduate career. Her enthusiasm for collaborating with and learning from other scholars led her to an editorial internship at J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, as well as her current responsibilities as a co-convener of Yale’s 18th-/19th-Century Colloquium. When not ensconced in an armchair with a novel in hand, Julia enjoys writing letters to friends, drinking all kinds of tea, and singing Broadway showtunes.