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Chelsea R. Lide

I am currently a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Organizational Behavior at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

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 dissertation, I introduce 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 research, 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 proposal was recently selected as the runner-up in the 2023 INFORMS/Organization Science Best Dissertation Proposal Competition


My prior work on employee perceptions of leaders has been published in the Academy of Management Journal. I received my B.A. in Psychology (with honors) from Harvard College. Before 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. After Stanford, I will be joining the faculty at MIT Sloan as an Assistant Professor of Work and Organizations Studies. 

Stanford University, Graduate School of Business
Ph.D. in Business Administration, Organizational Behavior 

"Second-Order Prejudice: How our Beliefs about Others' Biases Perpetuate Discrimination in Organizations"

  • Runner-up, 2023 INFORMS/Organization Science Best Dissertation Proposal Competition

Research Fellowships & Awards: • Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity ($3,000) • Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence Fellowship ($103,320) • Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Fellowship ($12,300)

Harvard College
B.A. in Psychology, cum laude, Secondary degree (minor) in Linguistics 
Honors Thesis

"Language, Goals, and the Selective Learner: How Syntax Guides Infants' Interpretation of Goal-Directed Events"

Research Fellowships & Awards: • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellowship • Behavioral Labs in the Social Sciences Research Fellowship

Flynn, F. J. & Lide, C. R. (2023). Communication Calibration: The Price Leaders Pay for Not Sharing Enough. Academy of Management Journal, 66(4), 1102-1122. 

Halevy, N., Lide, C. R., Vani, P., & Landry, A. P. Minority Exceptionalism, Positive Stereotypes, and the Superhumanization of Black Americans. 

Selected Works in Progress

Lide, C. R. & Berg, J. M. Second-Order Prejudice: How Our Beliefs About Others’ Biases Perpetuate Discrimination in Organizations.

Lide, C. R. Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Maintaining an Egalitarian Worldview through Discrimination. 

Lide, C. R. & Gruenfeld, D. H. Strategies to Promote Inclusive Leadership.

Lide, C. R. The Diversity Double-Bind: How Conflicting Cues Stall Corporate DEI Efforts

Lide, C. R. & Flynn, F. J. Antecedents of Perceived Inclusion in Organizations.

Preparing for Submission
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