Ashley Martin

Associate Professor, Organizational Behavior

Ashley Martin

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior

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Research Statement

Professor Martin’s research focuses on the ways in which we construe and discuss gender to promote gender equality and inclusion. Her research compares and contrasts diversity strategies to understand the unique effects of being “aware of” or “blind to” intergroup differences on women and racial minorities’ workplace outcomes. By comparing gender to other social categories, such as race and age, she theoretically outlines and empirically tests how the uniqueness and universality of gender affects bias towards underrepresented groups.

Research Interests

  • Gender
  • Diversity
  • Bias
  • Empowerment

Bio

Ashley Martin received her PhD and MPhil in management from Columbia Business School and her MSc and BComm from the Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, Canada.

Her work has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Her research has received grants, fellowships, and awards from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the W. Edwards Deming Center, the Program on Negotiations at Harvard Law School, and the Clayman Institute for Gender Research.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Management, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, 2018
  • MPhil, Management, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, 2015
  • MSc, Organizational Behavior, Queen’s School of Business, Queen’s University
  • BComm, Queen’s School of Business, Queen’s University

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Stanford GSB, 2018–22

Awards and Honors

  • Spence Faculty Scholar, 2022–23
  • Shanahan Family Faculty Scholar, 2020–21
  • Shanahan Family Faculty Scholar, 2019–20
  • Faculty Research Fellowship, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University
  • PON Negotiation Fellowship, Harvard Law School
  • Roger F. Murray Award, Columbia Business School
  • Deming Doctoral Fellowship, W. Edwards Deming Center, Columbia Business School
  • Best Reviewer Award, OB Division of the Academy of Management
  • Doctoral Scholarship, Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • Queen’s Graduate Award, Queen’s School of Business
  • Queen’s School of Business Award, Queen’s School of Business
  • D.I. McLeod Dean’s List Scholarship, Queen’s University
  • Queen’s University Excellence Scholarship, Queen’s University

Publications

Journal Articles

Ashley Martin
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
March 2023 Vol. 175
Ashley Martin, Malia F. Mason
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
January 2023 Vol. 104
Ashley Martin
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
2023 Vol. 152 Issue 2 Pages 322–345
M. Asher Lawson, Ashley Martin, Imrul Huda, Sandra C. Matz
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
February 22, 2022 Vol. 119 Issue 9
Ashley Martin, Malia F. Mason
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (early access)
February 10, 2022
Ashley Martin, Michael L. Slepian
Perspectives on Psychological Science
November 2021 Vol. 16 Issue 6 Pages 1143–1158
Ashley Martin, Michael S. North
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
January 2021 Vol. 123 Issue 2 Pages 373–399
Ashley Martin, Michael S. North, Katherine W. Phillips
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
March 1, 2019 Vol. 45 Issue 3 Pages 342-359
Seval Gündemir, Ashley Martin, Astrid C. Homan
Frontiers in Psychology
February 2019 Vol. 10
Ashley Martin, Katherine W. Phillips
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (in press)
January 23, 2019
Modupe Akinola, Ashley Martin, Katherine Y. Phillips
Academy of Management Journal
August 16, 2018 Vol. 61 Issue 4
Ashley Martin, Michael L. Slepian
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
May 28, 2018 Vol. 44 Issue 12 Pages 1681-1696
Ashley Martin, Katherine W. Phillips
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
September 2017 Vol. 142 Pages 28-44
Alia J. Crum, Modupe Akinola, Ashley Martin, Sean Fath
Anxiety, Stress & Coping, An International Journal
January 25, 2017 Vol. 30 Issue 4 Pages 379-395

Working Papers

Andrea Freund, Ashley Martin, Margaret Ann Neale 2021

Teaching

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Service to the Profession

Reviewer

  • Academy of Management Journal
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
  • Academy of Management Annual Meeting

Insights by Stanford Business

December 12, 2023
’Tis the season for personal and professional growth.
June 27, 2023
In this episode, Ashley Martin explains how ideas about gender affect our interactions.
May 17, 2023
Gender-neutral tech might avoid stereotypes, but a new study finds that people feel less attached to it.
April 27, 2023
None of us are getting any younger. That could be a huge opportunity.
April 27, 2023
People around the world are living, working, and learning longer. Get ready to upgrade your old ideas about longevity.
December 12, 2022
A sampling of the big ideas and timely research produced by Stanford GSB faculty this year.
August 31, 2022
Women in executive positions can challenge gender stereotypes about leadership — without sacrificing their likability.
March 24, 2022
Some of our favorite articles about breakthroughs, biases, and bosses.
March 02, 2022
Even as old stereotypes fade, gender remains “a very sticky category,” Ashley Martin explains.
April 21, 2021
Prejudice against older coworkers persists even among those who openly oppose racism and sexism.
July 02, 2019
Escape the heat with books recommended by Stanford business professors.
November 26, 2018
A new study suggests that women are perceived as less of a threat by younger colleagues.

School News

September 28, 2022
What a rock named Roxanne can teach us about the “stickiness” of gender.
September 28, 2018
The start of each school year brings new additions to faculty, lecturers, and electives that enhance the student experience.