Julian received his B.A. from the University of Memphis in December 2019, with majors in Philosophy, English, and French. He started at the University of Michigan in fall 2020. Julian's primary research interests are Plato and contemporary philosophy of literature. He is interested in how contemporary authors have adapted Plato's settings and ideas to critique or otherwise respond to them. Julian is also interested in Plato's discussions about and depictions of love and friendship, and Plato's cosmology and depictions of the natural world in the dialogues. In addition to his work on Plato and literature, Julian is interested in the philosophy of language, especially where it intersects with philosophy of gender. Julian also writes fiction.