Julia Ticona

Julia Ticona

Associate Fellow

Research Fellow

Julia Ticona is a doctoral candidate in the Sociology department of the University of Virginia. Her research interests are at the intersection of technology, culture, and emotions. Ticona holds a BA in Sociology from Wellesley College, and an MA in sociology from the University of Virginia. Her dissertation explores the social organization of our emotional experiences using personal technologies with a particular focus on narratives of dependency, control, and intimacy. In addition to participating in the Cultures of Capitalism reading group at the Institute, Ticona has also enjoyed her time deciphering narratives of emotional illness with Institue faculty Joseph E. Davis and exploring high-school students’ status systems with U.Va. faculty fellow, Murray Milner, Jr. On occasion, she blogs for The Infernal Machine and her essay "Uneasy in Digital Zion," co-authored with faculty fellow Chad Wellmon, appeared in The Hedgehog Review. Ticona writes regularly on the Fifth Floor blog. You can follow her on Twitter: @JuliaTicona1.

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