About Sherry Turkle

SHERRY TURKLE, the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT, has spent the last 30 years studying the psychology of people’s relationships with technology.  A licensed clinical psychologist, she is the founding director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. Turkle is the author five books and three edited collections, including landmark studies on our relationship with digital culture: The Second Self, Life on the Screen Alone Together, and most recently, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age. A recipient of a Guggenheim and Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship, she is a featured media commentator. Turkle is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a recipient of the Harvard Centennial Medal.