Shoshana Zuboff

Shoshana Zuboff

Biography

Shoshana Zuboff is the Charles Edward Wilson Professor Emerita at Harvard Business School, where she joined the faculty in 1981 and became one of its first tenured women. From 2014, she was also a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. Her career has been devoted to the study of the rise of the digital, its relationship to the history and future of capitalism, and its consequences for individuals and society. She earned her Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University and her B.A. in philosophy from the University of Chicago. She is the author of In the Age of the Smart Machine, which was featured on the cover of The New York Times Book Review, and The Support Economy, which was selected by strategy+business magazine as one of the top 10 business books of 2003 and as the “number one idea” in Businessweek’s special issue on “Twenty Five Ideas for a Changing World.” She is a frequent contributor to the Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung and has been a featured columnist for Businessweek.com and Fast Company. Her scholarly article “Big Other: Surveillance Capitalism and the Prospects of an Information Civilization” won the International Conference on Information Systems’ Senior Scholars’ 2016 Best Paper Award. In 2006, strategy+business magazine described Zuboff as “a maverick management guru . . . [and] one of the sharpest, most unorthodox thinkers today,” and in a later issue named her among the 11 most original business thinkers in the world. She has appeared on NBC’s Today, NPR’s Morning Edition, and Marketplace, and the BBC. Her latest book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power, was published in January 2019.

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Events with Shoshana Zuboff

Surveillance Capitalism, Human Autonomy, and You, Presented with The Guardian

08 May 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201