Member Spotlight – Julia Irwin, PhD

Julia IrwinAssociate Professor of History
SHGAPE Membership Secretary

University of South Florida



Julia Irwin, SHGAPE’s Membership Secretary, is an Associate Professor of History at the University of South Florida. Her research focuses on the role of humanitarian aid in 20th century U.S. foreign relations. She is the author of Making the World Safe: The American Red Cross and a Nation’s Humanitarian Awakening (Oxford University Press, 2013), as well as a number of articles on U.S. humanitarian aid in the First World War era. She is now working on a second book-length project, Catastrophic Diplomacy, a history of U.S. foreign disaster assistance from the Progressive Era to the 1960s.