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Culture Lab


Lab Director

Michele J. Gelfand

Michele Gelfand is the John H. Scully Professor in Cross Cultural Management and Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In addition, she holds a courtesy appointment at the department of Psychology at Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. in Social/ Organizational Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. 

Lab Coordinator


Paniz Radjaee

Paniz Radjaee is Dr. Michele Gelfand's lab coordinator at the Graduate School of Business. She received his BSc in Cognitive Systems at the University of British Columbia, and her main research interests are individual and cultural differences in attitudes regarding contradictions, black and white thinking, idea polarization, ambiguity and information verification. 



Ying Lin

Ying is a postdoctoral researcher working with Dr. Michele Gelfand on culture and norms at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining Culture Lab, Ying obtained her PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Southern California under the mentorship of Daphna Oyserman. Ying researches the often unexpected effects that culture and situations have on reasoning and judgment. 



Morgan Weaving

Morgan is a postdoctoral researcher working with Dr. Michele Gelfand on research relating to culture, norms, diversity, and stigma at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Morgan obtained her PhD in social psychology at the University of Melbourne, where she explored the behaviours and psychological processes that reinforce hierarchical gender relations. More broadly, Morgan is interested in how social norms are transmitted over time, vary across cultures, and affect social inequalities.

Graduate Student

Virginia Choi

Virginia is a PhD student working with Dr. Michele Gelfand on the influence of social norms and culture on organizational processes. Her current research examines the multilevel influences and consequences of social norms on teams and organizations, primarily with respect to stigma, innovation, and counterproductive work behaviors. More generally, she is interested in the function and establishment of norms and the factors that influence norm change through social networks and leadership cues.

Graduate Student


Alex Landry

Alex Landry is a PhD studying organizational behavior at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He is currently researching the causes and consequences of dehumanization, and its troubling presence in American political life. Alex can be reached at

Graduate Student


Jack Jun Lin

Jack Jun Lin is a PhD student in the Micro Organizational Behavior Group at Stanford GSB. His research interests include diversity, morality, and justice. He is also actively exploring topics on organizational culture and cross-cultural management in general, such as cross-cultural leadership. He takes an interdisciplinary approach that integrates both behavioral science and computer science. 

Graduate Student

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Wilson Cyrus Lai

Wilson Cyrus Lai is a PhD student studying organizational behavior at the Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. His research methodology is deeply rooted in meta-scientific approaches, and uses them to study the intersections of negotiation, culture, and emotions, and how these elements coalesce to shape organizational outcomes. Prior to joining Culture Lab, Wilson was a researcher at INSEAD, and he holds an MBA from the London School of Economics, and an MSc from Singapore Management University.

The Gelfand Gang

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