Julia is a writer and anthropologist who studies the California desert. She currently a postdoctoral scholar at Berkeley's Social Science Matrix, where she runs programs, plans events, and interviews social scientists about their research. She also hosts the Matrix podcast.
Her work focuses on the politics of land in the California desert, including: the cultural politics of conservation acquisition in the railroad checkerboard, the rhetoric of environmental impact reporting, and the legal geographies of off-highway vehicle use.
Find her on Twitter or Bluesky, where she posts extremely periodically: @juliasizek