Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya

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Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya

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Curriculum Vitae
Research Interests
economic sociology, organizations, science and technology studies

I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Berkeley in the Department of Sociology studying economic sociology, organizations, and technology. In addition, I hold a Designated Emphasis in the Sociology of Organizations and Markets from Haas School of Business. Beginning Fall 2023, I will be a Dissertation Scholar at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

I use mixed methods to study corporations as sites of broader changes in the economy, with a particular interest in understanding the tensions between shareholder and stakeholder capitalism. My dissertation studies workplace protests (employee activism) in U.S. corporations from the 1990s to the present-day. I use news archives to build out a sweeping dataset of workplace protests and examine connections between occupational activism (when employees use their voice to speak out on ethics) and labor activism (when employees use their voice to speak out for their own working conditions).

In addition to my academic work, I am a founding member of the non-profit Collective Action in Tech, which hosts the largest public archive of protests in the global technology industry. My research on the tech industry has been featured in The Guardian, WIRED, MIT Technology Review, NBC News, NPR, The LA Times, and TIME and has been funded by the Jain Family Institute, the Center for Technology, Society, and Policy, and the Berkeley Culture Initiative. Prior to graduate school, I worked in finance (Sanford C. Bernstein) and journalism (Bloomberg). I earned a B.A. in Social Studies from Harvard College and an M.A. in Sociology from Columbia University.

Dissertation Title
Employee Activism: Mobilizing Workers as Corporate Stakeholders
Dissertation Committee
Heather Haveman, Neil Fligstein, Mathijs de Vaan