Refereed Journal Articles

B. Shestakofsky. 2017. "Working Algorithms: Software Automation and the Future of Work." Work and Occupations 44(4):376-423.

  • W. Richard Scott Award for Distinguished Scholarship by the ASA Section on Organizations, Occupations, and Work (2019)

(Equal authorship) C. Herring, M. Rosaldo, J. Seim, B. Shestakofsky. 2016. “Living Theory: Principles and Practices for Teaching Social Theory Ethnographically.” Teaching Sociology 44(3): 188-199.

C. Sarno, B. Shestakofsky, H. Shoemaker, R. Aponte. 2015. “Rationalizing Judgment Day: A Content Analysis of Harold Camping’s Open Forum Program.” Sociology of Religion 76(2): 199-221.

B. Shestakofsky. 2015. “More Machinery, Less Labor? Jobs and Technological Change in the 19th and 21st Centuries.” Berkeley Journal of Sociology 59: 86-90. (Previous version published on Platypus, the website of the American Anthropological Association’s Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology & Computing)

Book Reviews

B. Shestakofsky. Forthcoming. Review of Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass by Mary L. Gray and Siddharth Suri (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019). Industrial and Labor Relations Review.

B. Shestakofsky. 2017. Review of The Disrupted Workplace by Benjamin H. Snyder (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016). British Journal of Sociology 68(4):793-795.

Policy Brief and Public Commentary

B. Shestakofsky. 2017. “How Software Automation Changes Work—And Creates New Workforce Challenges—In The Digital Age.” Scholars Strategy Network.

Other Publications

B. Shestakofsky. 2018. Ethnography and Theory.” Invited Essay, Perspectives: Newsletter of the ASA Theory Section 40(1):21-24.

B. Shestakofsky. 2018. “Automation and the Future of Work: A View From Inside a Tech Startup.” Work in Progress.