• “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


  • Julia E. Ault & Thomas Fleischman (2022). GERMANY, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND THE END OF COMMUNISM: A CONVERSATION. Bloomsbury Publishing. Accepted, 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, Friederike Brühöfener, Belinda Davis & Stephen Milder (2021). East German Environmental Activism and the West: Connections, Common Ground, and Difference Across the Iron Curtain. Berghahn Books. Accepted, 08/17/2021.
  • 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.