Lakshmi Ramarajan is the Anna Spangler Nelson and Thomas C. Nelson Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Organizational Behaviour Unit at Harvard Business School. Her research examines how people can work fruitfully across social divides, with a particular emphasis on identities and group boundaries. Her research addresses two broad questions:
- How does the work environment shape people’s experiences as members of particular groups and of their multiple identities?
- What are the consequences of multiple identities and group differences in organizations?
Prior to her academic career, Ramarajan worked in international development, managing conflict resolution programmes in West Africa with a focus on gender and workforce development. She was also a professional dancer for several years.