Natalya Alonso is an Assistant Professor in Management and Organization Studies at Beedie School of Business. She completed her PhD at the University of British Columbia where her studies were partly funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She works with organizations to solve problems related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, issues she addresses in her research. Her research has been published in leading journals including Organization Science and Journal of Applied Psychology. She is also an award winning teacher.
Dr. Alonso's research aims to address social inequality at work by revealing the mechanisms perpetuating and challenging undue workplace (dis)advantage. This research program falls into two related streams. One stream examines how social disadvantage is challenged and reinforced in organizations. Her second stream investigates how employees defend social advantage at work. Recently, she has been particularly focused on exploring these questions in traditionally male-dominated industries such as policing, construction, and high technology.
articles and reports
Alonso, N., & O'Neill, O. A. (2021). Going Along to Get Ahead: The Asymmetric Effects of Sexist Joviality on Status Conferral. Organization Science. http://doi.org/10.1287/orsc.2021.1510
Alonso, N. (2018). Playing to Win: Male-Male Sex-Based Harassment and the Masculinity Contest. Journal of Social Issues, 74(3), 477-499. http://doi.org/10.1111/josi.12283
Glick, P., Berdahl, J. L., & Alonso, N. M. (2018). Development and Validation of the Masculinity Contest Culture Scale. Journal of Social Issues, 74(3), 449-476. http://doi.org/10.1111/josi.12280
O’Neill, O. A., & Alonso, N. (2018, March). Emergency Responders and the Dangers of "Masculinity Contests". Harvard Business Review. https://hbr.org/2018/03/emergency-responders-and-the-dangers-of-masculinity-contests
Lyons, B. J., Volpone, S. D., Wessel, J. L., & Alonso, N. M. (2017). Disclosing a disability: Do strategy type and onset controllability make a difference? Journal of Applied Psychology, 102(9), 1375-1383. http://doi.org/10.1037/apl0000230
Jones, K. P., Arena, D. F., Nittrouer, C. L., Alonso, N. M., & Lindsey, A. P. (2017). Subtle discrimination in the workplace: A vicious cycle. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 10(1). http://doi.org/10.1017/iop.2016.91