Jesse Adams Stein

Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building, University of Technology Sydney

Jesse Adams Stein is a UTS Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, UTS. She is a design researcher specialising in the relationship between technology, craft and work, in both historical and contemporary contexts. Stein's current research uses ethnographic and oral history methods to investigate how emerging manufacturing technologies and digital design practices (and the economic structures that drive them) are transforming the social relations of Australian manufacturing. Her oral histories with manufacturing workers are collected in the National Library of Australia, and have been the subject of a 2SER HistoryLab podcast, "Invisible Hands". Stein's 2016 monograph, Hot Metal: Material Culture and Tangible Labour, is published by Manchester University Press.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building, UTS
  • 2015–2016
    Faculty Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building, UTS

Education

  • 2014 
    University of Technology Sydney, PhD (Design)
  • 2009 
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MA (Design history / art history)
  • 2005 
    University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Art Theory (Hons)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Reshaping Australian Manufacturing Oral History Project
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Partnership with National Library of Australia
  • 2016
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    UTS Chancellors Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Professional Memberships

  • Society for the History of Technology
  • Design History Society
  • Oral History NSW