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. She is an alumnus of Data & Society.
Data & SocietyOn Thursday, April 14th, 2022, Dr. Julia Ticona discussed her new book Left to Our Own Devices at Data & Society’s Book Forum Series with Labor Futures Program Director Aiha Nguyen and Director of Research Jenna Burrell. Read moreApril 2022
PointsIn this reading list, Data & Society Researcher Alexandra Mateescu and Postdoctoral Scholar Julia Ticona provide a pathway for deeper investigations into themes such as gender inequality and algorithmic visibility in the gi... Read on PointsJune 2018
Data & SocietyDrawn from the experiences of U.S. ridehail, care, and cleaning platform workers, new Data & Society report demonstrates how technology reshapes the future of labor. Read moreJune 2018
New Media & SocietyData & Society Postdoctoral Scholar Julia Ticona and Research Analyst Alexandra Mateescu investigate the consequences of "visibility" in carework apps. "Based on a discourse analysis of carework platforms and interviews wi... Read on New Media & SocietyMay 2018
Fast CompanyData & Society Postdoctoral Scholar Julia Ticona and Data & Society Research Analyst Alexandra Mateescu co-authored an op-ed for Fast Company about the safety of workers who rely on digital platforms to stay employed. ... Read on Fast CompanyMarch 2018
WiredOn Wednesday Nov. 29th, the Supreme Court heard Carpenter vs. U.S., a 4th amendment case on cell data access. Postdoctoral scholars Julia Ticona & Andrew Selbst urged the court to understand that cell phones aren't voluntar... Read on WiredNovember 2017
PointsD&S post-doctoral scholar Julia Ticona responds to “Gig Work, Online Selling and Home Sharing” from Pew Research Center. "Contingent work has always been prevalent in communities where workers have been historically excl... Read on PointsNovember 2016