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Alexandra C. Feldberg

Doctoral Student

Alexandra (Allie) Feldberg is a Doctoral Candidate in the Organizational Behavior program, jointly offered between Harvard Business School's Organizational Behavior unit and Harvard University's Sociology department.

She uses multiple research methods to advance two streams of research related to diversity in organizations. In the first stream, she focuses on the interplay between gender, knowledge, and individuals' careers within organizations.  In the second stream, she investigates different forms of discrimination and interventions to remedy this discrimination. Her research projects have spanned industries: from financial services to retail to hospitality.

Before beginning her PhD, Allie worked as a management consultant at Katzenbach Partners, a staff member at Columbia University, and an Education Pioneers Fellow with Teach For America. She graduated from Columbia University with a BA in history. For more information, please visit Allie's personal website

Book Chapters
  1. Organizational Remedies for Discrimination

    R. Ely and A. Feldberg

    Laws now exist to protect employees from blatant forms of discrimination in hiring and promotion, but workplace discrimination persists in latent forms. These “second-generation” forms of bias arise in workplace structures, practices, and patterns of interaction that inadvertently favor some groups over others. This chapter reviews research on how these biases manifest themselves in the core processes of organizations—that is, how people are hired, compensated, developed, and evaluated—all of which are aspects of organizational life that tend to privilege some groups over others. It also reviews research that points to remedies for these biases, illustrating that organizational practices can be sites for intervention and change. The chapter concludes with methodological and substantive recommendations for future research on discrimination and its remedies in organizations.

    Keywords: discrimination; Prejudice and Bias; Equality and Inequality;


    Ely, R., and A. Feldberg. "Organizational Remedies for Discrimination." In The Oxford Handbook of Workplace Discrimination, edited by Adrienne J. Colella and Eden B. King, 387–410. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. (Pre-published online, May 2016.)  View Details
Working Papers