Melissa Gregg

Melissa Gregg is Principal Engineer in User Experience Research at Intel. She has a PhD in Gender Studies from the University of Sydney and specializes as a socio-cultural theorist and ethnographer. Prior to joining Intel, she was on faculty in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney (2009-12) following successive postdoctoral fellowships at the Center for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland (2004-8). Her publications include Work’s Intimacy (Polity 2011), The Affect Theory Reader (co-edited with Gregory J. Seigworth, Duke 2010), Cultural Studies’ Affective Voices (Palgrave 2006), and Willunga Connects: A baseline study of pre-NBN Willunga (2011).


Melissa studies new models of labor and enterprise both within and outside formal workplaces. Her current research looks at technology’s role in the domestication of management principles and the development of professional subjectivity. A selection of her publications and work in progress can be found at Home Cooked Theory.