Julia Brookins is Special Projects Coordinator at the American Historical Association, where she has worked since November 2010. She staffs the Teaching Division, serves on the editorial board of Perspectives magazine, and assists in developing and implementing initiatives to advance the historical profession and history in public life. Her current projects include the AHA’s nationwide Tuning History project, the AHA's project to broaden the career horizons of history PhD's, and an effort to integrate the scholarship of teaching and learning into the disciplinary training of history graduate students. She has previous experience in digital curriculum development and in professional-development programming for historians.
She holds a Ph.D. in History (United States, pre-1900) from the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on citizenship in the New Southwest and the reproduction of American nationalism in the context of mass immigration. She has taught U.S. history at the University of Chicago and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.