2018-2019 Visual Culture Program Research Fellow

Julia Grummitt, Princeton University

Julia Grummitt is a PhD candidate in History at Princeton University. For her dissertation “The Great National Work: Visualizing Territory & Race in 19th Century North America,” Grummitt explores connections between U.S. Indian Policy and print illustration during the 19th century. She argues that an expanding republic of print, as represented by sources such as McKenney and Hall’s History of the Indian Tribes of North America (1836-1844), corresponded with the expansion of the United States’ continental empire. Her work explores these graphics as state cultural productions through an examination of changing color technologies, the visualization of race, and the social manufacture and mobilization of images.