Profile of Miss Julia Harten University of Southern California

Julia Harten

General research interests

I am interested in leveraging new data sources, synthesizing approaches of big data analysis with ethnographic fieldwork to better understand migrant urbanism and its contribution to (re-) shaping today's growing urban centers.

PhD/Postdoctoral Research Title

Crowded with Potential: Bed Space Rentals in Urban China

PhD Abstract

My research makes creative use of new data strategies to understand the role of rental housing markets for recent migrants to urban centers in contributing to land value formation and as hindrance or mediator to social mobility.