Julia Sharpe-Levine is the Assistant Director of the African American Policy Forum. Before joining AAPF in the summer of 2014, Julia attended Vassar College, where she graduated in May 2014 with degrees in drama and Chinese. Her primary areas of interest include Critical Race Theory, Performance Studies, Critical Dramaturgy, Prison Studies, and Intersectionality. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society.
Julia has worked with The Osborne Association/Duchess Re-Entry in Poughkeepsie, assisting formerly incarcerated men and women with resume building and job applications; Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, working with art and music therapists in the pediatric oncology center; and Performing the World, helping to organize a 4 day international performance conference featuring artists from over 40 countries.
Julia's passion lies in exploring the relationship between art and social justice work. She participated in a Theatre of the Oppressed intensive with The Forum Project in the summer of 2013 and has studied other applied theatre methodologies throughout college. In the future, she hopes to find ways to use theatre as a tool for enacting change in the world and for helping individuals and communities understand the world in new and imaginative ways.