Julianne’s research interests focus on the experiences of youth in contemporary society, and the interplay of digitally mediated interactions on young people’s identity development and engagement in the political world.
Julianne’s doctoral thesis, ‘Civic Identity in the Digital Age: An investigation into the civic experiences of American young people,’ explores how adolescents develop their civic identities, conceptualisations of citizenship, and whether and how they use technology for civic engagement purposes.
In addition to her qualitative work in civic and youth studies, Julianne has collaborated with researchers at Harvard University, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the data analytics startup, Panorama Education, to develop scales for rigorous and reliable student perception surveys that are used in over 8,500 schools throughout the United States. Julianne has also collaborated on the Transmedia Literacy project at the Oxford Internet Institute, and has consulted for The Education Hub, a not-for-profit organisation in New Zealand, where she develops evidence-based resources for teachers.
Julianne holds a BA in Government from Cornell University and an EdM in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University.