Julia Cope

Julia Cope

Julia Cope
  • Doctoral Student

Julia Cope studies climate change communication and policy. She uses computational and qualitative methods to uncover how different actors frame climate change discourse and action.

Julia Cope is a PhD student at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She studies climate discourse, information communication technology use, natural disasters, and the political economy of climate change. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh and worked as a data scientist before joining Annenberg.

Cope is a mixed-methods researcher. Her current research uses computational methods such as natural language processing and machine learning, as well as qualitative methods such as content and discourse analysis to uncover the framing of climate change and patterns of message salience within different industries and groups.


  • B.S., University of Pittsburgh, 2018
  • M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 2020