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Julia Voss

Journalist in Residence (Apr 2018-Jul 2018)

Julia Voss (born 1974) is a German journalist and historian of science. She is a writer and art critic at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Voss majored in modern German literature, art history, and philosophy at University of Freiburg, Humboldt University in Berlin, and at Goldsmiths College in London. She received her master's degree in 2000 with a thesis on the literary forms of the debate on Darwinism ("Literarische Formen der Darwinismus-Debatte").

From 2001 to 2004, she pursued her art history dissertation, "One Long Argument. Die Darwinismus-Debatte im Bild" as part of a research project at the Max Planck Institute. She examined the role of images in the development of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. She received her doctorate from Humboldt University at the end of 2005 and was presented with the Max Planck Society's Otto Hahn Award for her dissertation. She received the Sigmund Freud Prize for Scientific Prose from the Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung for her study of Darwin's theory of evolution in 2009. In 2009, she also served on the jury of the Venice Biennale.

 

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Darwin’s Images: The Visual Representation of Evolutionary Theory, 1830–1890

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