Project leader

This project is led by Dr Jesse Adams Stein, a design researcher specialising in the relationship between technological change, labour and gender, in both historical and contemporary contexts. Jesse is a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney. She is part of the Design and the Public Interest Research Group, within the Design Cultures research cluster, Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building, UTS.

Jesse has a background in talking to workers about technological change and social transitions in workplaces. She is the author of Hot Metal: Material Culture and Tangible Labour, a book about working life and technological change in the Australian printing industry. Between 2011 and 2014, as part of her PhD, Jesse led a major oral history project investigating technological change and working life at the NSW Government Printing Office 1959-1989. Jesse is the author of the (now dormant) suburb blog about Ultimo, PenultimoShe is also a (very average) textiles craft maker and mum to a 2 year old.

Selected publications 

NB: List made 2017, see staff profile for updated list.