Doctoral Student

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Julie Aromi's interdisciplinary work centers around archives, power, and race, and her dissertation is a look at the 1991 riot in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, as it exists in the archives of New York City. She studies the ways that social power influences the process of creating historical narratives out of events of race and violence, and the role of the archive in infusing bias and notable silences into the historical record. Her dissertation committee includes Khadijah Costley White (co-chair), Britt S. Paris (co-chair), Regina Marchi, and Chenjerai Kumanyika. 

Aromi also serves as a fellowship advisor and peer mentor at GradFund. She is a 2022-23 Henry J. Raimondo Legislative Fellow at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, a 2022-23 fellow in the PreDoctoral Leadership Development Academy program, and a 2022-23 graduate mentor in the Douglass College Mentoring for Social Justice Project. Previously, she has been a 2021-22 Center for Cultural Analysis graduate fellow, served as 2019-20 president of the SC&I Doctoral Student Association, and taught in both the master of information program and undergraduate IT and Informatics major.


Princeton University
BA, Sociology and African American Studies

Queens College, CUNY
Master of Library and Information Science

Queens College, CUNY
Master of Art, History

Awards & Recognitions

ASIS&T Annual Conference
Fall 2021: Third place award for best long paper (co-authored with Rebecca Reynolds, Catherine McGowan, and Britt Paris)

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) 104th Annual Conference

Summer 2021 — Second place award for top papers in the Graduate Student Interest Group (solo-authored)

Rutgers University-New Brunswick Chancellor Student Leadership Gala

Spring 2020 — Paul Robeson Renaissance Award

Rutgers University Graduate Student Association
Spring 2020 — SC&I DSA Graduate Student Organization of the Year Award

Rutgers University School of Communication and Information
Spring 2020 — Department of Library and Information Science TA Teaching Award
Spring 2019 — Recipient of the Tefko Fellowship

Queens College CUNY Department of History
Spring 2017 — Frank Merli Prize for excellence in thesis research and writing