My name is Julia Ticona and I'm a post-doctoral scholar at the Data & Society Research Institute. I have my PhD in sociology from the University of Virginia, and am a research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. I'm also a graduate of Wellesley College, and a third generation teacher. 



I'm a cultural sociologist, and my research examines the intersection of technology, work, emotions, and inequality. For my dissertation research, I interviewed high and low wage workers to understand how they use their personal devices to navigate flexible and insecure labor markets, and the fall-out of these conditions on their personal lives.



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