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Bobbi Thomason

Assistant Professor of Applied Behavioral Science
Graziadio Business School



Areas of Expertise

  • Inequality and Social Hierarchy
  • Gender Bias
  • Nationality
  • Status Reinforcement in Emerging Economies

Dr. Bobbi Thomason research explores how individuals of traditionally under-represented social categories work and pursue their careers globally. She is particularly interested in how individuals overcome inequality and social hierarchies in order to attain career rewards and resources. The first stream of her research is focused on gender, a category that creates stark hierarchies in the world of work. Her second stream of research is focused on the perception of “locals” and how the locals impact the global employment market. Her research has been featured in national and international media.

Full Bio


  • PhD, Stanford University
  • MA, Columbia University

Research and Scholarship