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Author | Animal Advocate | Consultant | Wonderer

Julie holds a Ph.D. in Geography from Clark University and a Master's degree in Gender Studies from the University of Arizona.  She is an award-winning educator and has held appointments in a variety of university environmental studies and geography programs. 


As an author and animal advocate she has published an award-winning book Placing Animals: An Introduction to the Geography of Human-Animal Relations, co-edited the encyclopedia Humans and Animals: A Geography of Coexistence, and published numerous articles and reviews exploring human relationships with animals.


As a consultant she develops social-geography-based informational products for criminal defense mitigation and she has worked on capital (death penalty) and non-capital cases at both the federal and state levels.

Her interests are wide-ranging and her collaborative projects have focused on creative geography and film-making.  She enjoys cultivating her sense of wonder by collecting the moments of life in photographs, reading voraciously, exploring in natural and urban environments, treasure hunting in antique stores, and feeding the birds (and squirrels) in her yard.  She lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with her husband and three ridiculously spoiled cats.

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