Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communication

Julia Ticona

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.

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    In 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 Points
    June 2018
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    D&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 Points
    November 2016
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