Professor Judy Wajcman

 Professor Judy Wajcman

Judy Wajcman is the Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Judy Wajcman is the Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. She was previously Professor of Sociology in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University.

Professor Wajcman was one of the founding contributors to the field of the social study of Science and Technology, as well as to studies of gender, work and organisations. Her books, The Social Shaping of Technology, Feminism Confronts Technology and Managing Like a Man are regarded as classics in the field. Over the last decade, she has carried out extensive research on the impact of digital technologies on the temporalities of everyday life. Her latest book, Pressed for Time, argues for a sociomaterial approach to the sociology of speed. Her work has been translated into several languages, including Chinese, French, German, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.

She has been President of the Society for Social Studies of Science, is a recipient of the William F. Ogburn Career Achievement Award from the Communications and Information Technologies Section of the American Sociological Association, and has recently been awarded a Docteur Honoris Causa from the University of Geneva.

Research interests

science and technology studies, sociology of work, gender

Positions held at the OII

  • Visiting Professor, November 2015 - November 2018
  • Research Associate, October 2008 - October 2015
  • Senior Research Fellow, October 2007 - October 2008
  • Research Associate, March 2006 - October 2007
  • Visiting Fellow, October 2005 - February 2006





  • Wajcman, J. and Jamieson, L. (2010) Giddens and Intimacy: Structuration Forgotten. In: D.Chabaud-Rychter, V.Descountures, A.Devreux and E.Varikas (eds) Questions de Genre aux Sciences Sociales "Normales". Editions La Decouverte.
  • Wajcman, J. (2008) Intimate Connections: The Impact of the Mobile Phone on Work Life Boundaries. In: G.Goggin and L.Hjorth (eds) Mobile Technologies: From Telecommunications to Media. London: Routledge.
  • Wajcman, J. (2008) Technology as a Site of Feminist Politics. In: P.Lucht and T.Paulitz (eds) Recodierungen des Wissens. Stand und Perspektiven der Geschlechterforschung in Naturwissenschaften und Technik. Campus Verlag: Frankfurt, pp. 87-101.
  • Wajcman, J. (2007) ICTs and Inequality: Net gains for women? In: R.Mansell, C.Avgerou, D.Quah and R.Silverstone (eds) Oxford Handbook of Information and Communication Technologies. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 581-599.

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