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Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communication
Julia Ticona is a sociologist who researches technologies of work, emotions, and inequality. With a passion for qualitative methods, her dissertation – Left to Our Own Devices: Coping with Insecure Work in a Digital Age – examines the ways that workers use personal devices to navigate flexible job markets and economic insecurity and deal with the fall-out of these conditions in their intimate lives. She received her Phd from the University of Virginia and is a research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture in Charlottesville, VA. She’s a third-generation teacher and a graduate of Wellesley College.