Professor Judy Wajcman

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Principal Investigator for Women in Data Science and AI

Former position

Turing Fellow


Judy Wajcman is the Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics (LSE). Prior to joining the LSE in 2009, she was the Professor of Sociology in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. She has held posts in Cambridge, Edinburgh, Manchester, Sydney, Warwick, most recently holding the Mellon Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University (2017-18).

She was President of the Society for Social Studies of Science (2009-2011) and is currently a Visiting Professor at the Oxford Internet Institute. In 2013, she was the recipient of the William F. Ogburn Career Achievement Award of the American Sociological Association. Professor Wajcman has an honorary doctorate from the University of Geneva, and she is a Fellow of the British Academy. In 2018, she received the Oxford Internet Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award ‘in recognition of her contributions to the field of the social study of science and technology'.

She is a member of the AI100 Standing Committee.

Research interests

Judy has published widely in the fields of science and technology studies, feminist theory, work and organisations. She is probably best known for her analysis of the gendered nature of technology. Her books include The Social Shaping of Technology, Feminism Confronts Technology, Managing Like a Man: Women and Men in Corporate Management, TechnoFeminism, The Politics of Working Life, The Sociology of Speed, and Pressed for Time: The Acceleration of Life in Digital Capitalism, which was awarded the 2017 Ludwik Fleck prize by the Society for the Social Studies of ScienceHer work has been translated into Chinese, French, German, Greek, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian. Her current research is about the impact of digital technologies on the experience of time in everyday life.