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

Current projects

Past projects

  • Automation, robotics and the promise of an easier life

    2 March 2016 - 2 March 2016, 17:00:00 - 18:30:00

    Professor Judy Wajcman, Visiting Professor at the OII, will examine the ways in which robotics embody the desire to save valuable time.

  • OII SDP Alumni Conference

    12 July 2012 - 13 July 2012, 17:00:00 - 18:00:00

    This mini-conference celebrates ten years of the OII's Summer Doctoral Programme. Comprising a one-day mini-conference with reception and dinner, this is a great opportunity for SDP alumni to reunite, present their research, and relive the SDP experience.

  • Technology, Time and Everyday Life

    25 November 2005 - 25 November 2005, 09:00:00 - 17:30:00

    A workshop bringing together leading researchers on the mobile phone to assess the state of the art and to explore future research agendas. While research on the mobile phone is proliferating, it is not systematically linked with Internet research.