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.
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, a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, and a Visiting Professor at London Business School. She was President (2009-2011) of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) and is a co-editor of their official handbook, The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (MIT Press, 2008).
Professor Wajcman's research interests focus on the sociology of work, science and technology studies, sociology of information and communication technologies, gender theory, and organizational analysis. Her major empirical project explores the impact of digital technologies on time poverty and work-family balance. Her latest book is Pressed for Time: The Acceleration of Life in Digital Capitalism (Chicago Press, 2015). Her work has been translated into French, German, Greek, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.
Positions held at the OII
- Research Associate, October 2008 -
- Senior Research Fellow, October 2007 - October 2008
- Research Associate, March 2006 - October 2007
- Visiting Fellow, October 2005 - February 2006
- Wajcman, J. (2010) Further reflections on the sociology of technology and time: a response to Hassan. British Journal of Sociology 61 (2) 375-381.
- Bittman, M., Brown, J.E. and Wajcman, J. (2009) The Mobile Phone, Perpetual Contact and Time Pressure. Work, Employment and Society 23 (4 ) 673-691.
- Bittman, M., Brown, J.E. and Wajcman, J. (2009) The Cell Phone, Constant Connection and Time Scarcity in Australia. Social Indicators Research 93 (1) 229-233.
- Wajcman, J. (2008) Feminist Theories of Technology. Cambridge Journal of Economics 34 (1) 143-152.
- Wajcman, J. Michael Bittman and Jude Brown (2008) Families without Borders: Mobile phones, connectedness and work-home divisions. Sociology 42 (4) 635-652.
- Wajcman, J. (2008) Life in the fast lane? Towards a sociology of technology and time. The British Journal of Sociology 59 (1) 59-77.
- Wajcman, J. (2007) From Women and Technology to Gendered Technoscience. Information, Communication & Society 10 (3) 287-298.
- Wajcman, J. (2006) New Connections: social studies of science and technology and studies of work. Work, Employment and Society 20 (4) 773-786.
- 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.
- Wajcman, J. and Haddon, L. (2005) Technology, time and everyday life. Oxford Internet Institute Forum Discussion Paper No. 7, University of Oxford.
- Liff, S., Marsden, C., Wajcman, J., Rice, R.E. and Hargittai, E. (2005) An evolving gender digital divide? Oxford Internet Institute Internet Issue Brief No. 2, University of Oxford.