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Faculty & Research


Zoe Kinias

Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour


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Research Areas
  • Gender, Culture, and Ethnicity; Resiliency Bolstering Interventions: Bias reduction, motivation, and performance
Teaching Areas
  • Introduction to Social Psychology (PhD)
  • Leadership Development (EDP)
  • Social Identities and Diversity (EDP, EMCCC)
  • The Thesis (EMCCC)


Zoe Kinias is an Associate Professor (with tenure) at INSEAD and was the founding Academic Director of INSEAD’s Gender Initiative. Her research focuses on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), how it connects with identities, and interventions to enable leveraging everyone's talent. The intersection of gender and culture emerges in her work, which investigates both common themes across national cultures and cultural variance. Zoe publishes in leading peer reviewed academic journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Psychological Science, and Organisational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes. Her research has been highlighted for business audiences in Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg, Forbes and Programme Eve. Her teaching and impact work aim to enable students and global leaders to build gender balance, be anti-racist, and nurture inclusion and belonging.

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