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Sonia K. Kang

Sonia K. Kang

Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour and HR Management,
Department of Management,
University of Toronto Mississauga
Chief Scientist, BEAR Centre
Faculty Research Fellow, Rotman Institute for Gender and the Economy

Degrees:

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

Bio

Sonia Kang is an Associate 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.

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Academic Positions

  • July-December 2016

    Acting PhD Coordinator, OBHRM, Graduate Department of Management, University of Toronto

  • 2016-

    Faculty Research Fellow, Rotman Institute for Gender & the Economy

  • 2016-

    Fellow, Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR)

  • 2011-present

    Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

  • 2010-2011

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University

Selected Publications - Papers

Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

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.




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

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