Julia Hamilton joined the PhD program in historical musicology at Columbia University in 2014. She holds an MA in Eighteenth-Century Studies from the University of Southampton, which was funded by a Fulbright grant. Her MA dissertation, entitled “Pamela’s Operatic Return to England,” centered on cultural transfer in Carlo Goldoni and Niccolò Piccinni’s La buona figliuola and its English translation, Edward Toms’s The Accomplish’d Maid. Julia also holds a BA in music and English from the College of the Holy Cross. Her interests include iconography and gender in eighteenth-century English opera and domestic music-making as well as race and gender politics in “mammy songs” from the turn-of-the-century American South.