Elizabeth Hansen is a doctoral candidate in the Joint Program in Organizational Behavior and Sociology at Harvard. She is broadly interested in how technological and institutional change influence organizational decision-making and culture. In one current paper, she draws on a fourteen-month ethnography of decision-making practices at a digital agency to investigate how teams incorporate and respond to market ambiguity in their everyday work. Her dissertation examines how technological changes in the distribution, production, and consumption of audio content are changing the institution of American public media.
Before coming to Harvard, Elizabeth worked at the Center for Applied Research in Philadelphia as a management consultant. Her clients were largely academic and philanthropic institutions. She received a B.A. in Latin from Swarthmore College in 2002.