Julieta is a Seattle-based playwright, short-story writer, novelist and essayist 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, in Argentina. She worked at West Sound Academy, a preparatory school in the Seattle area, where she helped establish the Spanish International Baccalaureate program and reestructure the language curriculum. As part of her position at WSA, she also taught Documentary Film and Journalism, and she coordinated the Creative, Active and Service component 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.
Julieta is a member of Parley, a Seattle playwrights' group. Her first full-length play, About Marilyn, was put on as a workshop at West of Lenin Theater under the direction of Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth. Her second play, Iguazú, will be taken to the stage in April of 2018. More recently, Julieta started working as the Literary Manager for eSe Teatro, Seattle Latinos Take Stage. She's also the Head Editor of New Theater Magazine, an independent quarterly print magazine.
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. She is the Director of Operations at PeoplesHub, a national network of trainers, advisors and visionaries 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. Julieta enjoys playing capoeira, practicing yoga, dancing tango, biking and inventing dishes in the kitchen. She loves the beach, her husband and playing with her kids.
Depending on what the mood of the day dictates, Julieta does her creative writing in Spanish or in English.