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Professor Judy Wajcman

Visiting Professor

Judy Wajcman

Visiting Professor


Judy Wajcman is the Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. She is the Principal Investigator of the Women in data science and AI project at the Alan Turing Institute.

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 books, Pressed for Time and The Sociology of Speed, argue for a sociomaterial approach to the study of time. 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 at the OII

  • Visiting Professor, November 2015 -
  • 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




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