Julieta is a Seattle-based playwright, short-story writer, novelist and dramaturg born and raised in Argentina. She initially came to the U.S. on a Fulbright to pursue her graduate studies. She holds an MA in English and a PhD in Spanish, both from Rutgers University. She is the author of the book Islas imaginadas. La guerra de Malvinas en la literatura y el cine argentinos(Imaginary Islands: The Malvinas/Falklands War in Argentine Literature and Film), published by Corregidor in 2012. She is also the protagonist and co-scriptwriter of the 2012 award winning documentary film La forma exacta de las islas (The Exact Shape of the Islands). Her articles on literature and culture have appeared in books (Greenwood, Salem, University of Pittsburgh Press), as well as in academic journals (Hispamérica, Kamchatka, Intertexts).
Julieta taught at Rutgers while she was completing her graduate work. She held professorships at Oregon State University and the National University of Rosario (Argentina). She worked at West Sound Academy, a preparatory school in the Seattle area, where she helped establish the Spanish International Baccalaureate program and restructure the language curriculum. While at WSA, she also taught Documentary Film and Journalism, and she coordinated the Creative, Active and Service components of the IB program.
She recently finished writing a novel that is being reviewed for publication by Argentine editors. Her first creative nonfiction piece in English--about her experiences in the aftermath of 9/11 as a graduate student just arrived in the country--was published in the Irish Arts and Literature magazine Into The Void and nominated for the 2018 Pushcart Prize. She's currently working on a collection of pieces on love and war, for which she received a grant from Artist Trust.
As a freelance writer, Julieta has produced articles on literature and language for companies such as ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, eNotes and FluentU. She has worked extensively as a translator within academia and the film industry, and for nonprofits. For all of 2018, she was Director of Operations at PeoplesHub, a national network of trainers and advisors whose goal is to work on skills, community and resilience for a local revolution. PeoplesHub was founded by Sarah van Gelder, co-founder of YES! magazine, in 2017. Her dramaturgical projects include Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House (As If Theater), Antonio Larreta’s Juan Palmieri (Thriving Artists / ACTLab) and César de María’s Journey of The Saint (eSe Teatro / ACTLab). She's a member of the Dramatists Guild and of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas. You can visit her NPX (New Play Exchange) page here.
Depending on what the mood of the day dictates, Julieta does her creative writing in Spanish or in English.