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Melissa J. Williams

Melissa J. Williams

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Melissa J. Williams is an Associate Professor in Organization & Management at Goizueta Business School, Emory University. She previously completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, and earned a Ph.D. in social and personality psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Williams' work investigates the intersection of power and dominance with gender, race, and culture. Recent and ongoing research topics have include the role of power in hostility and harassment of women, responses to powerful women and men, socially responsible uses of power, the role of physical appearance in race and racial stereotyping, and the workplace consequences of stigma and stigma by association.

Dr. Williams is the recipient of the Alumni Award for Excellence in Research from Emory University, the Geis Memorial Award for Dissertation Research from the Association for Women in Psychology, and an Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor award from UC Berkeley. Her work has been published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Psychological Bulletin, among others.

Primary Interests:

  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Gender Psychology
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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  • Organization & Management
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Melissa J. Williams
Goizueta Business School
Emory University
1300 Clifton Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30030
United States

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