Dr. Julie Albright
Digital Sociologist

Dr. Albright is a digital sociologist who has spent her career exploring the digital transformation of society. She is a Lecturer at the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Applied Psychology Dept at the University of Southern California where she teaches courses on Sustainable Infrastructure and she is on the Board of Directors of Infrastructure Masons. She was the behavioral lead / co-principle investigator on a $121 million smart grid demonstration grant, funded by the U.S. Dept. of Energy.

She has appeared as an expert on many national television programs including the Today Show, CNN, NBC Nightly News, Nat Geo, CBS, and NPR. She has also been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Time Magazine and Newsweek and many others.

Her new book, Left to Their Own Devices: How Digital Natives Are Reshaping the American Dream, explores how digital natives are “untethering” from traditional social structures and processes, while hyper-attaching to their devices and social media. It was published April 2019 by Prometheus Books and distributed by Penguin Random House.