Harley Shaiken is professor emeritus at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Education and Department of Geography. He directed the Center for Latin American Studies (1998-2021). His work looks at issues of labor, trade, and globalization. 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 is a founding member of the advisory board of the Center for American Progress.