Benjamin Shestakofsky is a Ph.D. candiate in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. His research examines the changing nature of work, organizations, and markets in the digital age. His work has appeared in Teaching Sociology, Sociology of Religion, and the Berkeley Journal of Sociology. 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 research has been featured in the Financial Times.