Julia Harte in Corinthia

Julia Harte is an award-winning investigative reporter based in New York City. Her coverage of the U.S. Justice Department, violent extremism, criminal justice and civil rights has appeared in publications such as Harper’s Magazine, The Nation, The Center for Public Integrity and Reuters. Her journalism career began in Turkey, where she lived for three years and freelanced for publications such as National Geographic and Foreign Policy. She received her master’s degree from the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University in 2014.

During her time at Corinth Art Platform, Julia worked on her book “Undomesticated: An Alternative History of American Radicalism,” chronicling an untold history of American idealists who traveled abroad to join revolutionary liberation movements. The Greek War of Independence was the first conflict to draw such Americans overseas in large numbers, so Julia is tracing the paths of several American Philhellenes who joined the conflict on the side of the Greek revolutionaries. She is particularly interested in James Williams, a formerly enslaved man from Baltimore who was described by a contemporary as having shown “great coolness and intrepidity in several engagements, particularly at the battle in the Gulf of Lepanto [Corinthian Gulf].” Using archival sources, interviews with Greek scholars, and her observations of the physical landscape of Corinth, Julia aimed to retrace Williams’ steps in the region to better understand and write about how and why he gave his life for the Greek independence cause.