Chris Benner is the Dorothy E. Everett Chair in Global Information and Social Entrepreneurship, and Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He currently directs the Everett Program for Technology and Social Change and the Santa Cruz Institute for Social Transformation. His research examines the relationships between technological change, regional development, and the structure of economic opportunity. His book, Work in the New Economy, focuses on the role of flexible labor in Silicon Valley. He has authored or co-authored five other books (most recently Equity, Growth and Community) and more than 70 journal articles, chapters, and research reports. He received his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley.