Refereed Journal Articles

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

(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 blog of the American Anthropological Association’s Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology & Computing)

Book 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.



  • “Working Algorithms: Software Automation and the Future of Work.” American Anthropological Association, Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN. November 19, 2016.
  • “High-Tech and High-Touch: The Labor Behind the Screens of an Online Market.” Dynamics of Virtual Work: 6th Meeting of Working Groups. Pärnu College, University of Tartu, Estonia. September 17, 2015.
  • “The Labor of Brokerage: Making Introductions in an Online Marketplace.” Stanford University Work, Technology, and Organization Colloquium. Stanford, CA. October 27, 2014.