Professor Judy Wajcman joined the London School of Economics as Head of the Sociology Department in January 2009. Previously, she was a Professor of Sociology in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. She has also held posts in Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, Manchester, Sydney, Tokyo, Vienna, Warwick and Zurich. She is a Research Associate of the Oxford Internet Institute, and a former president of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S).
Judy’s books include: Feminism Confronts Technology, TechnoFeminism, The Politics of Working Life (with Paul Edwards), and The Social Shaping of Technology (with Donald MacKenzie). She is a co-editor of the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, the official handbook of 4S, and her work has been translated into French, German, Greek, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.
Some of Judy’s recent research interests include the sociology of work and employment, science and technology studies, sociology of information and communication technologies, gender theory, and organizational analysis. A recent empirical project explored the impact of mobile communication technologies on time poverty and work-family balance.
Sue Ott Rowlands is Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Northern Kentucky University. Prior to this, she served as the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech (from 2007 through 2014), as well as Professor of Theatre and Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Toledo, where she served. Prior to these appointments she served as Chair of the Department of Theatre and Film, and Associate Professor and Head of the Acting and Directing Program in the Department of Theatre at Ohio State University. She is the Artistic Director for the Cleveland Women’s Theatre Project, an organization she co-founded in 1995. She is the former Associate Artistic Director of Round House Theatre in Washington, DC and Managing Director of The Actor’s Space in New York City.
Ott Rowlands’ career has spanned higher education administration, university teaching, arts administration and professional theatre. She continues to work actively as a theatre professional and travels extensively as part of her ongoing efforts to establish and promote international study abroad opportunities and international arts exchanges. She has toured both nationally and internationally and has performed in India, Taiwan, New Zealand, and Italy.
Judith Jack Halberstam is a Professor of English, Gender Studies, and American Studies and Ethnicity at the Univeristy of Southern California, where she also directs the Center for Feminist Research. Halberstam is the author of five books: Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters, Female Masculinity, In A Queer Time and Place, The Queer Art of Failture, and Gaga Feminism
Jack is known world-wide for their important contributions to both cultural studies and queer theory. Their critically acclaimed 1998 book Female Masculinity, challenges the centrality of masculinity as being created and performed exclusively by males, significantly shifting academic theorizing across both feminist and queer scholarship, while 2005’s In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives, was nominated for a Lambda Book Award. Perhaps the most telling indicator of Dr. Halberstam’s international reputation is that since 2005 alone, they have given invited lectures in at least 10 countries outside the United States, including: Switzerland, London, Croatia, Italy, Germany, Spain, Thailand, Sweden, Denmark and Japan.
Allucquére Rosanne (Sandy) Stone, Ph.D., is an international Media Theorist and Artist. She was born within the late Forties in The Big Apple. Currently she is the Wolfgang Köhler Professor of New Media and Performance Studies at EGS, a professor of Digital Arts and New Media Production in the ACTLab (Advanced Communication Technologies Laboratory) part of the Radio-TV-Film department at University of Texas at Austin, and Senior Artist at the Banff Centre for the arts in Alberta. Formerly, she has held the post of lecturer within the Departments of Communication, Sociology, and English (respectively) at the University of California, San Diego.
Although Stone is an autodidact, academic, and theorist best known for her pivotal work which has created a foundation for the academic discipline of Transgender studies, she is additionally an inveterate iconoclast and reverent resister of labels and all reductionist philosophies. By her own words, she finds her main approach of presenting theory and research through performance, and her secondary means, through gallery installations. in addition to all of these formative titles and labels, Stone is additionally an author of science fiction, and a programmer who taught herself basic coding and engineered herself a pc to code it on within the early eighties.