Julian is an ethnographer of work who does research at the intersection of technology, work, and organisations in digital settings. He is interested in what work means for digital workers and how work is becoming reconfigured by digital technologies.
Julian’s dissertation is based on ethnographic field research that takes the form of three papers. In the first paper, he examines how identities emerge in the context of digitally enabled nomadic work and how individuals become digital nomads. In the second paper, he investigates how leadership is accomplished in independent digital work practices and how digital workers reciprocally construct a leader-follower relationship. The third paper studies female digital workers and how women are responding to discrimination and isolation by creating a community for themselves.
Julian is keenly interested in new ways of seeing the relationship between technology, work, and organisations. In drawing from postmodern philosophical approaches, he is developing a performative process perspective to theorise identity, leadership, and power in digital work.