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Natalya Alonso

Assistant Professor, Management and Organization Studies


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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, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. She is also an award winning teacher.

Research Interests

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.

Selected Publications

articles and reports

Lyubykh, Z., Alonso, N. M., Turner, N., & Turner, N. (2024). Beyond allies and recipients: Exploring observers’ allyship emulation in response to leader allyship. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 181.

Alonso, N. M., & O'Neill, O. (2022). Going along to get ahead: The asymmetric effects of sexist joviality on status conferral. Organization Science, 33(5), 1794-1815.

Alonso, N. (2018). Playing to Win: Male-Male Sex-Based Harassment and the Masculinity Contest. Journal of Social Issues, 74(3), 477-499.

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.

O’Neill, O. A., & Alonso, N. (2018, March). Emergency Responders and the Dangers of "Masculinity Contests". Harvard Business Review.

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.

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).