Professor Judy Wajcman

 Professor Judy Wajcman

Judy Wajcman joined the LSE as Head of the Sociology Department in January 2009. She was previously Professor of Sociology in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University.

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Judy Wajcman joined the LSE as Head of the Sociology Department in January 2009. She was previously Professor of Sociology in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. She has held posts in Cambridge, Edinburgh, Manchester, Sydney, Tokyo, Vienna, Warwick and Zurich. She was formerly a Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics, and most recently has been a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, and a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Women in Business at London Business School. She is currently a Research Associate of the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, and the Industrial Relations Research Unit, University of Warwick. She is President (2009-2011) of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S).

Professor Wajcman's research interests focus on the sociology of work and employment, science and technology studies, sociology of information and communication technologies, gender theory, and organizational analysis. Her current major empirical project explores the impact of mobile communication technologies on time poverty and work-family balance. See 'Life in the Fast lane? Towards a Sociology of Technology and Time'. British Journal of Sociology 59 (1) 2008, 59-77; 'Families without Borders: Mobile phones, connectedness and work-home divisions', Sociology 42 (4) 2008, 635-652. She is a co-editor of The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (MIT Press, 2008), the official handbook of the Society for the Social Studies of Science. Her work has been translated into French, German, Greek, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.

Positions held at the OII

  • Research Associate, October 2008 - September 2014
  • Senior Research Fellow, October 2007 - October 2008
  • Research Associate, March 2006 - October 2007
  • Visiting Fellow, October 2005 - February 2006

Publications

Articles

Chapters

  • 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.

Working papers