Wajcman, Judy

Professor Judy Wajcman  


Position held

Professor of Sociology


Non LSE positions held

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Research Associate


The Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S)

President (2009-2011)


Experience keywords:

gender theory; information and communication technologies; organisational analysis; science and technology studies; work and employment

Research summary > [Click to expand]

I am currently working on the impact of mobile communication technologies on time poverty and work-family balance.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Information Technology; Media Technology and New Media

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7300

Alt phone number:

+44 (0)20 7849 4938



Ford, Heather and Wajcman, Judy (2017) ‘Anyone can edit’, not everyone does: Wikipedia and the gender gap Social Studies of Science. ISSN 0306-3127

Wajcman, Judy (2017) Automation: is it really different this time? British Journal of Sociology, 68 (1). 119-127. ISSN 0007-1315

Mullan, Killian and Wajcman, Judy (2017) Have mobile devices changed working patterns in the 21st century? A time-diary analysis of work extension in the UK Work, Employment and Society. ISSN 0950-0170 (In Press)


Wajcman, Judy (2014) Pressed for time: the acceleration of life in digital capitalism University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA. ISBN 9780226196473


Wajcman, Judy and Jones, Paul K. (2012) Border communication: media sociology and STS Media, Culture and Society, 34 (6). 673-690. ISSN 0163-4437


Wajcman, Judy and Rose, Emily (2011) Constant connectivity: rethinking interruptions at work Organization Studies, 32 (7). 941-961. ISSN 1741-3044


Wajcman, Judy and Jamieson, Lynn (2010) Anthony Giddens et l’intimité : La structuration oubliée In: Descountures, V. and Devreux, A. and Varikas, E. and Chabaud-Rychter, D., (eds.) Sous Les Sciences Sociales, Le Genre. Editions La Decouverte. ISBN 9782707154507

Wajcman, Judy (2010) Book review: gender and the politics of time: Feminist theory and contemporary debates, by Valerie Bryson Feminist Economics, 16 (1). 172-175. ISSN 1354-5701

Wajcman, Judy (2010) Further reflections on the sociology of technology and time: a response to Hassan British Journal of Sociology, 61 (2). 375-381. ISSN 0007-1315

Wajcman, Judy (2010) Feminist theories of technology Cambridge Journal of Economics, 34 (1). 143-152. ISSN 0309-166X

Wajcman, Judy and Rose, Emily and Brown, Judith E. and Bittman, Michael (2010) Enacting virtual connections between work and home Journal of Sociology, 46 (3). 257-275. ISSN 1440-7833


Bittman, Michael and Brown, Judith E. and Wajcman, Judy (2009) The cell phone, constant connection and time scarcity in Australia Social Indicators Research, 93 (1). 229-233. ISSN 0303-8300

Wajcman, Judy and Bittman, Michael and Brown, Judith E. (2009) Intimate connections: the impact of the mobile phone on work/life boundaries In: Goggin, Gerard and Hjorth, Larissa, (eds.) Mobile Technologies: From Telecommunications to Media. Routledge research in cultural media studies. Routledge, London, UK, 9-22. ISBN 9780415878432

Wajcman, Judy (2009) Reflections on gender and technology studies: in what state is the art? In: Mansell, Robin, (ed.) The Information Society. Critical concepts in sociology, Vol. 4. Routledge, London, UK, 291-309. ISBN 9780415443081

Bittman, Michael and Brown, Judith E. and Wajcman, Judy (2009) The mobile phone, perpetual contact and time pressure Work, Employment and Society, 23 (4). 673-691. ISSN 0950-0170


Wajcman, Judy (2008) The feminization of work in the information age In: Johnson, Deborah G. and Wetmore, Jameson M., (eds.) Technology and Society: Building Our Sociotechnical Future. MIT Press, Cambridge, USA, 459-474. ISBN 9780262101240

Wajcman, Judy (2008) Technology as a site of feminist politics In: Lucht, Petra and Paulitz, Tanja, (eds.) Recodierungen des Wissens: Stand und Perspektiven Der Geschlechterforschung in Naturwissenschaften und Technik. Politik der Geschlechterverhältnisse (38). Campus Verlag, Frankfurt, Germany, 87-101. ISBN 9783593386010

Wajcman, Judy (2008) Reflections on gender and technology studies: in what state is the art? In: Fouché, Rayvon David, (ed.) Technology Studies. Key issues for the 21st century, Vol. 4. Sage Publications Ltd., London, UK. ISBN 9781412933964

Hackett, Edward J. and Amsterdamska, Olga and Lynch, Michael and Wajcman, Judy, eds (2008) The handbook of science and technology studies 3rd, The MIT Press, Cambridge, USA. ISBN 9780262083645

Wajcman, Judy and Bittman, Michael and Brown, Judith E. (2008) Families without borders: mobile phone connectedness and work-home divisions Sociology, 42 (4). 635-652. ISSN 0038-0385

Wajcman, Judy (2008) Life in the fast lane?: towards a sociology of technology and time British Journal of Sociology, 59 (1). 59-77. ISSN 0007-1315


Wajcman, Judy (2007) ICTs and inequality: net gains for women? In: Mansell, Robin and Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Quah, Danny and Silverstone, Roger, (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Information and Communication Technologies. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 581-599. ISBN 9780199266234

Wajcman, Judy (2007) From women and technology to gendered technoscience Information, Communication and Society, 10 (3). 287-298. ISSN 1369-118X

Wajcman, Judy and Pham Lobb, Le Anh (2007) The gender relations of software work in Vietnam Gender, Technology and Development, 11 (1). 1-26. ISSN 0971-8524


Wajcman, Judy (2006) Technology In: Beilharz, Peter and Hogan, Trevor, (eds.) Sociology Place, Time and Division. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 307-311. ISBN 9780195550979

Wajcman, Judy (2006) Suspending gender?: reflecting on innovations in cyberspace In: Nowotny, Helga, (ed.) Cultures of Technology and the Quest for Innovation. Berghahn Books, New York, USA, 95-110. ISBN 9781845451165

Wajcman, Judy (2006) The gender politics of technology In: Goodin, Robert E. and Tilly, Charles, (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 707-721. ISBN 9780199270439

Wajcman, Judy (2006) The feminization of work in the information age In: Frank Fox, Mary and Johnson, Deborah G. and Rosser, Sue V., (eds.) Women, Gender and Technology. Women, gender and technology. University of Illinois Press, Champaign, USA, 80-97. ISBN 9780252030956

Wajcman, Judy (2006) New connections: social studies of science and technology and studies of work Work, Employment and Society, 20 (4). 773-786. ISSN 0950-0170

Wajcman, Judy (2006) Technocapitalism meets technofeminism: women and technology in a wireless world Labour and Industry: a Journal of the Social and Economic Relations of Work, 16 (3). 7-20. ISSN 1030-1763


Edwards, Paul and Wajcman, Judy (2005) The politics of working life Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199271900

Wajcman, Judy (2005) Gender and globalization In: Restivo, Sal, (ed.) Science, Technology, and Society: an Encyclopedia. Oxford University Press, New York, USA, 141-146. ISBN 9780195141931

Wajcman, Judy (2005) El género en el trabajo In: Laufer, Jacqueline and Marry, Catherine and Maruani, Margaret, (eds.) El Trabajo Del Género: Las Ciencias Sociales Ante El Reto De Las Diferencias De Sexo. Colección Ciencias del trabajo (6). Editorial Germanía, Valencia, Spain, 191-205. ISBN 849614755X


Wajcman, Judy (2004) TechnoFeminism Polity Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780745630434

Wajcman, Judy and Bittman, Michael (2004) The rush hour: the character of leisure time and gender equity In: Bittman, Michael and Folbre, Nancy, (eds.) Family Time: the Social Organization of Care. Routledge IAFFE advances in feminist economics (2). Routledge, London, UK, 171-193. ISBN 9780415310093

Martin, Bill and Wajcman, Judy (2004) Markets, contingency and preferences: contemporary managers' narrative identities Sociological Review, 52 (2). 240-264. ISSN 0038-0261

Bittman, Michael and Mahmud Rice, James and Wajcman, Judy (2004) Appliances and their impact: the ownership of domestic technology and time spent on household work British Journal of Sociology, 55 (3). 401-423. ISSN 0007-1315


Martin, Bill and Wajcman, Judy (2003) Understanding class inequality in Australia In: Devine, Fiona and Waters, Mary, (eds.) Social Inequalities in Comparative Perspective. Blackwell Publishing, Malden, USA, 163-190. ISBN 9780631226840

Wajcman, Judy (2003) Le genre au travail In: Laufer, Jacqueline and Marry, Catherine and Maruani, Margaret, (eds.) Le Travail du Genre: Les Sciences Sociales du Travail a L'épreuve des Différences De Sexe. Recherches. Éditions La Découverte, Paris, France, 151-162. ISBN 9782707141118


Wajcman, Judy (2002) The "feminization" of management: a study of corporate culture In: Goldberg, Christine and Rosenberger, Sieglinde K., (eds.) Karrierefrauenkonkurrenz. StudienVerlag, Innsbruck, Austria, 103-116. ISBN 9783706516945

Wajcman, Judy (2002) Gender in der Technologieforschung In: Pasero, U. and Gottburgsen, A., (eds.) Wie Natürlich Ist Geschlecht?: Gender und Die Konstruktion Von Natur und Technik. Westdeutscher Verlag, Wiesbaden, Germany, 270-289. ISBN 9783531136707

Wajcman, Judy (2002) La construction mutuelle des techniques et du genre: l'etat des recherches en sociologie In: Chabaud-Rychter, Danielle and Gardey, Delphine, (eds.) L'engendrement des Choses: des Hommes, des Femmes et des Techniques. Histoire des sciences et techniques. Éditions des archives contemporaines, Paris, 51-70. ISBN 9782914610032

Wajcman, Judy (2002) Feminism facing industrial relations in Britain In: Kelly, John, (ed.) Industrial Relations: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management. Critical perspectives on business and management, Vol. 1. Routledge, London, UK, 155-173. ISBN 9780415229869

Wajcman, Judy (2002) Addressing technological change: the challenge to social theory Current Sociology, 50 (3). 347-363. ISSN 1461-7064

Wajcman, Judy and Martin, Bill (2002) Narratives of identity in modern management: the corrosion of gender difference? Sociology, 36 (4). 985-1002. ISSN 0038-0385


Wajcman, Judy (2001) Gender and technology In: Smelser, Neil J. and Baltes, Paul B., (eds.) International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 5976-5979. ISBN 9780080430768

Wajcman, Judy (2001) A parallel universe: the gender gap in corporate management In: Nowotny, Helga and Weiss, Martina, (eds.) Jahrbuch 2000 des Collegium Helveticum Der Eth Zürich. vdf Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, 293-304. ISBN 9783728127785

Wajcman, Judy and Martin, Bill (2001) My company or my career: managerial achievement and loyalty British Journal of Sociology, 52 (4). 559-578. ISSN 0007-1315


Wajcman, Judy (2000) Feminism facing industrial relations in Britain British Journal of Industrial Relations, 38 (2). 183-201. ISSN 1467-8543

Wajcman, Judy and Bittman, Michael (2000) The rush hour: the character of leisure time and gender equity Social Forces, 79 (1). 165-189. ISSN 0037-7732

Wajcman, Judy (2000) Reflections on gender and technology studies: in what state is the art? Social Studies of Science, 30 (3). 447-464. ISSN 0306-3127

Wajcman, Judy and Martin, Bill and Riemens, Wendy (2000) Managerial and professional careers in an era of organisational restructuring Journal of Sociology, 36 (3). 329-344. ISSN 1440-7833


MacKenzie, Donald and Wajcman, Judy, eds (1999) The social shaping of technology 2nd, Open University Press, Buckingham, UK. ISBN 9780335199136


Wajcman, Judy (1998) Managing like a man: women and men in corporate management Polity Press in association with Blackwell Publishers Ltd., Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780745617596


Wajcman, Judy (1991) Feminism confronts technology Polity Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780745607788


MacKenzie, Donald and Wajcman, Judy, eds (1985) The social shaping of technology: how the refrigerator got its hum Open University Press, Milton Keynes, UK. ISBN 9780335150274


Wajcman, Judy (1983) Women in control: dilemmas of a workers' co-operative The Open University Press, Milton Keynes, UK. ISBN 9780312887377

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