Benjamin Shestakofsky

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Research Interests: 
Sociology of work; technology and society; economic sociology; qualitative research methods; organizational culture; digital geographies

Benjamin Shestakofsky is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. His research examines how digital technologies are affecting work and employment, organizations, and economic exchange. Benjamin is a 2016-2018 Scholars Strategy Network Graduate Fellow, and his research is supported by the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy and the UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. In 2016, Benjamin received the James D. Thompson Award for an outstanding graduate student paper from the ASA's section on Organizations, Occupations, and Work. His work has appeared in Teaching Sociology, Sociology of Religion, and the Berkeley Journal of Sociology, and his research has been featured in the Financial Times and in a publication of the World Economic Forum.

PhD Date:: 
June, 2018
Dissertation Title: 
Working Algorithms: Software Automation and the Future of Work
Dissertation Committee: 
Michael Burawoy (Chair), Neil Fligstein, Kim Voss, Calvin Morrill (Jurisprudence and Social Policy), Leslie Salzinger (Gender and Women's Studies)