Share this Post
Born in the former USSR and raised a proud citizen of Chicago, Julia Alekseyeva is an author-illustrator as well as an academic. She is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at Harvard, and currently teaches at Brooklyn College. Her debut graphic novel, the historical non-fiction memoir “Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution,” was published by Microcosm in Jan 2017, and was recently featured on NPR, The Rumpus, and Ink Magazine. Julia has received press from publications such as Reuters, the New York Times, and Bloomberg Business for illustrating the first graphic novel legal brief, submitted as an amicus brief in USA vs. Apple. A “rootless cosmopolitan” by choice, she currently lives in Brooklyn with her partner Brandon and a dog named Leopold Bloom.