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Jin Woo Kim Named 2019-21 George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow

The Annenberg School for Communication has named a new George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow for 2019-21: Jin Woo Kim.

Kim, who received his Ph.D. from the Annenberg School in 2016, has spent the last two years as a postdoctoral research fellow at Dartmouth College’s Program in Quantitative Social Science.  

Culture and Technology Scholar Julia Ticona Studies the Promise and Perils of the Gig Economy

When you see a McDonalds, you might think about the delicious-meets-unhealthy world of Big Macs and fries. But there is a whole strata of society that sees something else first: free internet.

These are the people that Julia Ticona studies: the low-income workers in America who scrape by juggling multiple minimum wage jobs and side hustles. For many, computers and reliable home internet can be unaffordable luxuries, making cell phones an essential lifeline to employers who may call them to work — and induce a childcare scramble — at any time. 

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