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Chelsea R. Lide

I am currently an Assistant Professor of Work and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

I study how employees form beliefs about social information, and how these beliefs shape their perceptions of—and behavior toward—others in the workplace.

In my primary line of research, I investigate the concept of second-order prejudice, defined as our beliefs about the prejudices of others, as an important yet underexplored driver of discrimination in organizations. Through this work, I examine how we develop beliefs about others’ prejudices and the processes by which these beliefs influence personnel decisions like hiring, promotion, and job assignment. My dissertation on second-order prejudice was selected as the runner-up in the 2023 INFORMS/Organization Science Best Dissertation Proposal Competition. 

 

I received my Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Stanford's Graduate School of Business and my B.A. in Psychology (with honors) from Harvard College. Prior to graduate school, I worked as a Program Manager at Google, where I led a global candidate experience program to support the company's diversity hiring efforts. 

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