Professor Judy Wajcman
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.
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. (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 (2015) Pressed for Time: The Acceleration of Life in Digital Capitalism. University of Chicago Press.
- Edward, J.H., Amsterdamska, O, Lynch, M.E., Wajcman, J. (2007) The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. MIT Press.
- Edwards, P., and Wajcman, J. (2005) The Politics of Working Life. Oxford University Press.
- Wajcman, J. (2004) TechnoFeminism. Polity Press.
- MacKenzie, D., and Wajcman, J. (1999) The Social Shaping of Technology. Second edition. Open University Press.
- Wajcman, J. (1998) Managing Like A Man: Women and Men in Corporate Management. Polity Press.
- Wajcman, J. (1991) Feminism Confronts Technology. Polity Press.
- Wajcman, J. (1983) Women in Control: Dilemmas of a Workers' Co-operative. Open University Press.
- 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.
Wednesday 2 March 2016 17:00 - 18:30
Professor Judy Wajcman, Visiting Professor at the OII, will examine the ways in which robotics embody the desire to save valuable time.