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About the Author

Sherry Turkle is Abby Rockefeller MauzĂ© Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT and the founder (2001) and current director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self.  Professor Turkle received a joint doctorate in sociology and personality psychology from Harvard University and is a licensed clinical psychologist. She has been studying our changing relationships with digital culture for over three decades, charting how mobile technology, social networking, and sociable robotics are changing our work, families, and identity. Profiles of Professor Turkle have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Scientific American, and Wired Magazine. She is a featured media commentator on the social and psychological effects of technology for CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, the BBC, and NPR, including appearances on such programs as Nightline, Frontline, and 20/20.

Sherry Turkle in the News

"The Flight from Conversation" (New York Times)

"Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?" (Atlantic Monthly)

"Geek Chic" (USA Today)

Recent Media Appearances

The Take Away (NPR)

Krista Tippett, On Being (American Public Media)

Tavis Smiley Show (PBS)

To the Best of Our Knowledge (Wisconsin Public Radio)

Morning Edition (NPR)

Sunday Morning (CBS)

The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)

Here and Now (NPR/WBUR FM)

The Takeaway (NPR/WNYC FM)
Moyers & Company (PBS)


Contact Information

For publicity and review queries, please e-mail 
Michele Jacob.

Sherry Turkle is available for speaking engagements through Stern Speakers.


Please contact Mel Blake at (or call (617) 307-4203or Danny Stern at call (908) 276-4344 x 209) for more information on how to bring Sherry Turkle to your event.

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