Malissa Alinor studies how discrimination disrupts our lives. Her research focuses on how women and people of color experience racial and gender bias, the emotional and behavioral consequences of experiencing bias, and how organizational policies shape inequality. Alinor’s research informs organizations on the needs of a diverse workplace. Her work has appeared in public outlets such as Harvard Business Review and peer-reviewed journals such as Social Science Research and Du Bois Review.
Alinor received a PhD and MA in sociology from the University of Georgia and holds a BA, summa cum laude, from the University of Florida. Currently, she is completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University in the VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab and is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.