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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 Organization Studies. 

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