Julia’s research focuses on the affective and aesthetic reactions roused by social media platforms and audiovisual artifacts in popular culture. She is particularly interested in the contradictory and uncanny emotions associated with the Asian as a historical concept, racial category, and human/machine figure. Julia believes strongly in communicating research to those outside of the academic community. Her work has appeared on Teen Vogue, the Koffler Centre of the Arts, Human Parts, LinkedIn Pulse, Vancouver TAIWANfest, and Thought Catalog. She is currently a Strategic Communications Officer with the Analytical Studies and Modelling Branch at Statistics Canada.
Julia’s research is graciously funded by the SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Award and the Canadian Heritage-SSHRC Initiative for Digital Citizen Research.