Sherry Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT, and the founder and current director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. Her current research focuses on psychoanalysis and human-technology interaction. She has written several books examining the psychology of human relationships with technology, especially in the realm of how people relate to computational objects. She is an expert on culture and therapy, mobile technology, social networking, and sociable robotics.
Her newest book is the New York Times bestseller, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, which investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity.
Her previous works include Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other and Life on the Screen as well as Identity in the Age of the Internet; and Simulation and Its Discontents.