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Note to Prospective PhD Applicants


My appointment with Stanford Graduate School of Business is in Organizational Behavior, with an additional appointment by courtesy in Psychology. My current research areas are documented in my recent publications, but we have ongoing projects on cultural tightness-looseness; culture and COVID-19; punishment and revenge; organizational conflict cultures; gender, race and negotiation; culture and self control; expatriation; and forgiveness. I am a generalist and other topics are always welcome, especially if your own interests overlap with mine.

If you are interested in applying to Stanford GSB's PhD program, you can find information on how to apply here. You can also contact me at with any questions. 

Potential Research Assistants

Dr. Michele Gelfand’s Culture Lab at Stanford Graduate School of Business is accepting applications from potential undergraduate research assistants with a social science (e.g. psychology, sociology) or computer science background to work on psychological research projects on culture, social norms, diversity, conflict, and negotiation. Dr Gelfand’s lab uses experimental, big data, computational and neuroscience methods to understand the evolution of culture – as well as its multilevel consequences for human groups.

If you are interested in joining the Culture Lab,  please apply here: 

The Culture Lab is hiring a Lab Coordinator!


Michele Gelfand is looking to hire a Lab Coordinator at the Stanford Graduate School of Business to begin in the Fall 2023 and to be appointed for up to three years (one year fixed-term, renewable for a second and third year). The research is in cross-cultural social and organizational behavior. 


The Lab Coordinator will work closely with Professor Gelfand and members of her lab and will be involved in helping to manage aspects of the research process, including conducting literature searches, coordinating with the IRB and collaborators worldwide, programming and implementing studies, coding transcripts, entering, and analyzing data in R and SPSS, helping co-write manuscripts, presentations, and grants, among other research duties as they arise.

You can find more information on this position here.

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