Julia Renaud


Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, I studied American History and Literature as well as the History of Art and Architecture at Harvard. After graduating, I worked for several years in the archives of the Calder Foundation in New York, and also spent time at the American Repertory Theater, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and D. E. Shaw Research. 

The work of “making” history has held my interest and imagination throughout my personal, academic, and professional pursuits. As a curatorial and educational practitioner, I primarily focus on collaboratively researching, interpreting, and amplifying underrepresented and contested histories with and for publics. I have a particular interest in the history and ongoing legacy of slavery in the United States; histories of feminism and feminist historical practice; artistic interventions in historic spaces; and hyperlocal histories.