About Julia Katherine Haines
Hello. I am a researcher who studies topics at the intersection of technology, innovation, and human practices. I am currently a researcher at Google and am a member of the Association of Computing and Machinery's Future of Computing Academy.
I earned my PhD in Informatics from the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at University of California, Irvine. In my dissertation research, I investigated the decentralization and diffusion of high-tech startups globally, with a particular focus on the impact of the global spread of the seed accelerator model of innovation. In this work, I conducted ethnographic fieldwork at accelerators in Singapore and Buenos Aires. At UCI, I worked in the Hana Research Group with Judy Olson and Gary Olson, and I was also an Intel Science & Technology Center for Social Computing research fellow.
I previously earned an MS in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at DePaul University and an MA in Social Sciences at The University of Chicago. I majored in both Anthropology and Journalism and Mass Communication (Visual Communication) at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.