Zoe Kinias is an Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD.
Her research focuses on how social identities affect individuals’ understanding of social and professional events. In organizations individuals are constantly faced with the need to understand and explain the things that happen to them and others. A rich body of literature suggests that people sometimes use a social identity, such as gender, ethnicity, or team membership, as a lens through which they interpret these ambiguous events. Professor Kinias’ work considers how these identities and relevant situational factors influence individuals’ explanations for their own and others’ experiences. She has published papers in leading journals, such as the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
Professor Kinias now teaches Psychological Issues in Management at INSEAD, and her teaching experience is broad. Most recently she taught at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. There she taught Leading and Managing Teams to full- and part-time MBAs, executive courses on Team Leadership and Performance Appraisals, MBA sessions on Best Practices for Teamwork, and the Team Dynamics portion of NUvention Medical Innovation. She also taught English as a second language in Egypt and Social Psychology, Cultural Psychology, Applied Statistics, and Research Methods on the West Coast of the US. She has taught very diverse groups of students including leaders of a large international organization, directors of medical programs, and cross-functional innovation teams.