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Aaron Benanav

Aaron Benanav

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Aaron Benanav

Assistant Professor, Sociology Department

Senior Research Associate, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, Winter 2015


Aaron Benanav is assistant professor of sociology and affiliate of the Autonomous Systems Policy Institute. His work has been published in numerous journals, and he authored the book “Automation and the Future of Work” (Verso Books, 2020).

He serves on the editorial board of International Labor and Working Class History and has received numerous honors, including a 2021 Scripts grant, the University of Chicago Feminist Forum Professor Award and the University of Chicago Society of Fellows Harper-Schmidt Fellowship.

Prior to joining Syracuse, he was a post-doctoral researcher for Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and a collegiate assistant professor at the University of Chicago. He received a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2015.