Dr. Julia Powles
Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Julia Powles works at the interface of law and tech, with expertise in internet regulation, data protection, privacy, and intellectual property. Her main focus is data and mechanisms for its control, analysis, and governance. In addition to her work on data law and policy, she has a decade of experience in intellectual property law. Prior to her current position at Cornell Tech, Powles worked at the University of Cambridge, as a contributing editor and policy fellow at the Guardian, and as speechwriter for the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization. She was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to the University of Oxford, a Cambridge-Australia Scholarship to the University of Cambridge, and worked in Sydney, Australia for MinterEllison, the Federal Court of Australia, and the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Her first degrees were in law from the University of Western Australia and science from the Australian National University.