My research focuses on the inclusion and effective talent utilization of workers from lower social class backgrounds in organizations. In one stream of research, I investigate how social class background shapes individuals’ views and how these views can disadvantage workers from lower social class backgrounds. In another stream of research, I focus on interpersonal barriers to show how interactions with others can reproduce inequality.
Pinpointing these barriers is important as it informs individual and organizational actions needed to promote class inclusion, and some of my projects implement such solutions, using field experiments.
I have a PhD in Organizational Behavior from London Business School. I was a Teach for India fellow from 2013-2015, and my experience there shaped my research on social class.
I am an Assistant Professor of Management at City University of Hong Kong.