Full Name
Annette Bernhardt
Academic title
Director, Technology and Work Program
UC Berkeley Labor Center
Organisation type
Annette Bernhardt (she/her) is director of the Technology and Work Program at the UC Berkeley Labor Center. She recently was visiting professor in the UC Berkeley Sociology Department, as well as a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. A leading scholar of low-wage work, Dr. Bernhardt has helped develop and analyze innovative policy responses to economic restructuring in the U.S. She was one of the principal investigators of the landmark study Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers, which documented high rates of minimum wage, overtime, and other workplace violations in the low-wage labor market. She has also been a leader in collaborating with immigrant worker centers and unions to develop innovative models of community-based research. Her current research focuses on the gig economy and the impact of new technologies on low-wage work. Dr. Bernhardt has published widely in academic and policy journals; she received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago in 1993.
Annette Bernhardt