Moira Weigel is a scholar and founding editor of Logic magazine. Originally trained in modern languages, including German and Mandarin Chinese, she now studies digital media in a global context. Her current research focuses on transnational e-commerce entrepreneurs.
Moira’s first book, Labor of Love: the Invention of Dating (2016), countered widespread claims that the rise of mobile phones and social media were bringing about the “death of romance,” showing that modern courtship practices have consistently co-evolved with consumer capitalism and other forms of gendered work. Labor of Love has been translated into six languages and appeared in dozens of national and international outlets including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Economist, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNN, and HBO.
Her second book, co-edited with Ben Tarnoff, is Voices from the Valley: Tech Workers Talk About What They Do and How They Do It (2020). A series of long-form anonymous interviews with workers at every level of the Bay Area tech industry, from startup founders to cafeteria workers and in-house massage therapists to Google engineers, it received positive reviews from The New York Times, Wired, The Nation, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other outlets, and was named one of Wired‘s “8 Best Books About Artificial Intelligence to Read Now.”
Moira is currently an Assistant Professor of Communications Studies at Northeastern University, where she also serves on the Executive Committee on Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard Law School. Previously, she was a sociotechnical security fellow at Data & Society, a junior fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows, and earned her PhD from the joint program in Comparative Literature and Film and Media Studies at Yale University.