• “East German Mining Abroad as Informal Imperialism,” German Studies Association Conference. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/06/2023.
  • “East Germans in Mongolia: Families, Separation, and Assignments Abroad,” German Studies Association Conference . Conference Paper, Presented, 09/18/2022.
  • “Solidarity and Socialist Riches: East German Diplomacy, Environment, and Technology, 1949-1989,” Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah. Presentation, Presented, 02/09/2022.
  • “Reflections on Teaching Statements and the Job Market,” Association for Slavic, East European, Eurasian Studies Conference. Other, Presented, 12/02/2021.
  • “Saving Nature Under Socialism: Exploring the Intersections of History and Environmentalism,” Westminster College. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/04/2021.
  • “Socialist Friendship and Fraught Relations: East German Experts in Mongolia, 1955-1989,” German Studies Association Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/03/2021.
  • Saving Nature under Socialism (virtual) -- University of Wyoming. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/23/2021.
  • Beyond Umweltschutz: Narrative and Visual Responses to Environmental Threats,. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/03/2020.
  • “East German Water Management Experts in Mongolia, 1960-1980,” German Studies Association Conference, October 2019. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/04/2019.
  • Round Table, "Toward a Global Perspective in German History," German Studies Association Conference. Other, Presented, 10/04/2019.
  • Public Talk on “The Central Powers in World War I,” Utah State Historical Society’s World War I Commission, April 25, 2019. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/25/2019.
  • “’The Black Triangle’: Environmental Pollution and Frustration in a Central European Borderland,” Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies. Conference Paper, Presented, 12/08/2018.
  • “Environmental Activism in East Germany: A Local and Transnational Movement under Communism, 1975-1989,” Social Movements after 1968 Conference, Rutgers University. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/09/2018.
  • “’God’s Creation’ In and Out of Socialism: Environmentalism, East German Protestant Clergy, and the World Council of Churches, 1975-1985,” German Studies Association Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 09/30/2018.
  • Interactive Approaches to Teaching 20th-Century German History, American Historical Association. Conference Paper, Presented, 01/04/2018.
  • "Defending God's Creation: Dictatorship, Nature, and Society in East Germany," Black Hills State University . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/06/2017.


  • English, fluent.
  • German, fluent.
  • Polish, functional.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Eastern Europe
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Poland


  • “A River Runs Through It: The Elbe, Socialist Security, and East Germany’s Borders,” Central European History 56, No. 2 (June 2023), Special Issue on “The GDR’s Global Borders.”. Published, 06/01/2023.
  • Julia E. Ault (2022). • Nina Lorkowski, Warmes Wasser – Weiße Ware: Energiewende im Badezimmer, 1880-1939. Leiden, The Netherlands: Ferdinand Schoegingh Verlag, 2021. (pp. 617-618). Vol. 55. Central European History (Journal), Cambridge University Press. Published, 12/31/2022.
  • Julia E. Ault (2022). Environmental Thought: A Short History . By Robin Attfield. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2021. 268 pp. Images, bibliography, index. US$69.95 (cloth); US$24.95 (paper); US$20.00 (e-book). (pp. 801-803). Vol. 27. Environmental History (University of Chicago Press Journals). Published, 10/01/2022.
  • Julia E Ault (2022). • Stefan Dorondel and Stelu Şerban, editors. A New Ecological Order: Development and Transformation of Nature in Eastern Europe. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2022. H-Net. Published, 09/01/2022.
  • Julia E. Ault, Stefan Couperus & Liesbeth van de Grift (2022). Dictatorship and Environment: East Germany and the Limits of Change. Journal of Modern European History. Vol. 20, 294-298. Published, 08/03/2022.
  • Julia E. Ault, Friederike Brühöfener, Belinda Davis & Stephen Milder (2022). East German Environmental Activism and the West: Connections, Common Ground, and Difference Across the Iron Curtain. Berghahn Books. Published, 07/18/2022.
  • Julia E. Ault & Thomas Fleischman (2022). GERMANY, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND THE END OF COMMUNISM: A CONVERSATION. (pp. 227-240). Bloomsbury Publishing. Published, 02/08/2022.
  • Julia E. Ault (2021). Polluted Waters: The Elbe, East German Borders, and Regulating Rivers. Central European History (Cambridge University Press). Accepted, 10/08/2021.
  • Julia E. Ault (2021). Saving Nature under Socialism: Transnational Environmentalism in East Germany, 1968-1990. Cambridge University Press. Published, 09/09/2021.
  • Julia E. Ault (2020). Review of Thomas Fleischman, Communist Pigs: An Animal History of East Germany's Rise and Fall. Seattle. (pp. 686-687). Vol. 38. German History (Journal), Oxford University Press. Published, 12/01/2020.