Julia M. White is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Leadership in the School of Education, Syracuse University. She directs the interdisciplinary minor in Atrocity Studies and the Practices of Social Justice and is the co-coordinator of the Spector/Warren Fellowship for Future Educators.
She is the treasurer of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. She has served as co-chair and secretary/treasurer of the Disability Studies in Education SIG of AERA and as secretary/treasurer, program chair, and chair of the Special and Inclusive Education Research SIG of AERA. With Christine Ashby, she is co-editor of Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning.
Special educational policy at the national and international levels and inclusive education as a human right, particularly related to Romani students in Central and Eastern Europe and students with significant disabilities.
She has published a monograph, Pitfalls and Bias: Entry Testing and the Overrepresentation of Romani Children in Special Education; numerous book chapters; and articles in journals such as Educational Studies, Disability Studies Quarterly, Inclusion, and Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities. Her work has been cited in a European Court of Human Rights decision on the misdiagnosis of Romani students, and she has testified in regional courts in the Hungary and the Slovak Republic.
She was awarded a 2021 Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award. She is the recipient of two Fulbright Fellowships to the Slovak Republic, the 2016 Junior Scholar Award of the American Education Research Association Disability Studies in Education Special Interest Group, and is the recipient of an American Educational Research Association Educational Research Conference grant.