Undergraduate Student, English

Julia Olson is a fourth year English major with a specialization in American Cultures and Global Contexts. Her senior thesis titled ‘Diversity’ and Adversity in the Water: The Racialization of Beach Space and Colorblind Imperatives in Surf Culture explores the racial disparities and social inequalities in California surf culture, with a particular focus on the whiteness of coastal leisure spaces and surf environmentalism. Julia will be attending UCI Law school in August 2015.