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Sonia K. Kang

Sonia Kang

    Sonia K. Kang

    Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour and HR Management, Department of Management, University of Toronto Mississauga

    Degrees: PhD, University of Toronto
    MA, University of Toronto
    BSc (Hons.), University of Alberta
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    Bio

    Sonia Kang is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Mississauga, and holds a cross-appointment to the Organizational Behaviour and HR Management area at Rotman.  Her research explores the challenges and opportunities of diversity, including strategies for mitigating the far-reaching effects of stigma and harnessing the power of diversity for society and organizations alike. Sonia’s research has been published in journals including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Administrative Science Quarterly, and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and has been featured in media outlets such as The Globe and Mail and The Atlantic.

    Academic Positions

    2016-  Fellow; Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR)
    2016-  Faculty Research Fellow; Rotman Institute for Gender & the Economy
    July-December 2016  Acting PhD Coordinator; OBHRM, Graduate Department of Management, University of Toronto
    2010-2011  Postdoctoral Fellow; Northwestern University
    2011-present  Assistant Professor; University of Toronto

    Selected Publications - Papers

    Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

    Honors and Awards

    2015  Connaught New Researcher Award; University of Toronto
    2013-2016  Insight Development Grant; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
    2010-2012  Postdoctoral Fellowship; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
    2010  Ken Dion Award for Most Outstanding Graduate Student in Social/Personality Psychology; University of Toronto
    2009-2010  Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction; Government of Alberta
    2006-2010  Doctoral Award; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
    2005‐2006  Master's Award; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

    Research and Teaching Interests

    I am interested in the experience and effects of prejudice and discrimination across the lifespan, from childhood to old age. Some of my previous research projects have examined the development of stigma consciousness among children, behavioral and neural effects of stigma and stereotype threat on adults, and the consequences of stereotype threat on the cognitive performance of older adults. I am especially interested in applying knowledge gained through social psychological research to real world problems.   

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