Julia Katz is a Ph.D. candidate at Rutgers University. In her research, she explores the relationship between antiquity and seventeenth-century Italian art and architecture. Her dissertation, entitled “Circe’s Wand: Reimagining Antiquities in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800,” studies the practice and impact of both realized and imagined restorations of ancient sculptures. Julia received her B.A. from New York University and her M.A. from the University of Delaware, where she wrote her Master’s Thesis on Gianlorenzo Bernini’s restoration of the Borghese Sleeping Hermaphrodite.