Harley Shaiken

director, Center for Latin American Studies

A professor of social and cultural studies at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Education, Harley Shaiken directs the Center for Latin American Studies and is a member of the geography department, where he specializes on issues of work, technology and global production. Shaiken's books include Work Transformed: Automation and Labor in the Computer Age, Automation and Global Production and Mexico in the Global Economy, as well as articles and reports in scholarly and popular journals. He is an adviser on trade and labor issues to public and private organizations and leading members of the U.S. Congress, and a member of the advisory boards of the Center for American Progress and the Latin American Program of the Open Society Institute.