Julia Carabatsos

Julia Carabatsos

Julia Carabatsos studies American material culture of the late nineteenth century to the present. Her research interests include fashion and interior design—particularly their representations in literature—and women in the field of industrial design in the 1920s and 30s. Her exhibition for the Yale University Library, Edith Wharton: Designing the Drawing Room, explores Wharton’s interest in architecture and interiors alongside her novels’ textual depictions of New York drawing rooms and the women who designed them. Julia also co-curated the Yale University Art Gallery’s 2018 exhibition A Nation Reflected: Stories in American Glass. She has held internships at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, where she assisted with the Responsive Collecting Initiative, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 2022, Julia received an MA from the Bard Graduate Center in decorative arts, design history, and material culture and earned the Clive Wainwright Award for her qualifying paper. Julia graduated magna cum laude from Yale in 2020 with degrees in history of art and in English.