Dr. Julie M. Albright

Dr Albright has become a trusted expert commentator in the media for stories related to the social aspects of the Internet, including social networking sites like Facebook, Craigslist and Myspace. An expert on culture and communication, she has been asked for commentary on topics related to popular culture, the Internet, and plastic surgery. Her latest work focuses on the social and behavioral aspects of emerging energy technologies.

Dr. Albright's research over the past 14 years has focused on the growing intersection of digital technologies, internet communications, and new media on social structures and behaviors. As a recognized expert on the social impacts of new technology adoption, she was recently honored with the Hugo G. Beigel award for outstanding research report of the year for her Internet research, and has received many additional honors for her scholarship, service and teaching at USC. She has served as a research consultant on several Internet - related projects at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication, including a cyber café for seniors and has been a research consultant at eHarmony.  Her latest research focuses on the social and behavioral aspects of energy efficiency and Smart grid technology adoption. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and Marriage and Family Therapy from USC, a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Florida International University.

Dr. Albright has appeared on many television programs including multiple appearances on the Today Show, CNN Headline News, NBC Nightly News, CBS 2 News, NBC News, E! True Hollywood Story, and radio programs including NPR and Austrian National Radio.

She has also been extensively quoted in the print media, including front page quotes in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, as well as articles in magazines including Time, Newsweek, Men's Health, Los Angeles and Glamour, as well as on many popular web news sites including USA Today, MSNBC.com, CNN.com, the Huffington Report and others. She has also appeared in a Bridgette Bardot documentary from Lionsgate Films, alongside Hugh Heffner and other media and Bardot scholars.


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Dr. Albright is is available for media for interviews or appearances, and can be reached at albright@usc.edu.

Follow Julie on Twitter @drjuliea
  • Dr. Julie M. Albright
  • University of Southern California
  • Department of Sociology, KAP 352
  • 2630 South Vermont Avenue
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • Email: albright@usc.edu
  • Twitter: drjuliea