Julia DiBenigno

Organizational field researcher and ethnographer.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2022. 


Won the ´Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Research Award´ from NYU Wagner in 2021.


Recipient of the Douglas McGregor Award, MIT Sloan School of Management in 2013.


Organizational ethnographer researching how to harness the valuable ideas and expertise of lower-power employees, collaboration between professional groups, and socialization and culture change dynamics in healthcare and government organizations. Advances organizational theory while addressing pressing problems ranging from improving soldier mental healthcare delivery to supporting frontline caregivers combating Covid-19.


Professor and award-winning researcher at Yale School of Management; former consultant with PhD from MIT.


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“DiBenigno’s rigorous research and novel insights have advanced our understanding of topics related to the sociology of work.”

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

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