Hannah Birnbaum

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

Hannah Birnbaum

Hannah Birnbaum

Hannah received her PhD from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on how to create more diverse and inclusive organizations.

Area of Expertise

Organizational Behavior


  • Ph D 2022, Kellogg School of Management
  • BA 2014, Wesleyan University

Research Interests

Hannah studies the factors that undermine the success of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in organizations and investigate solutions that render them more effective.

Selected Publications

  • "Advantaged groups misperceive how allyship will be received", Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, with Desman Wilson, Adam Waytz, 2024
  • "Personal harm from the Covid-19 Pandemic Predicts Advocacy for Equality", Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, with A.G. Dittman, N.M. Stephens, E. Reinhart, R.M. Carey, H.R. Markus, 2022
  • "A diversity ideology intervention: Multiculturalism reduces the racial achievement gap", Social Psychological and Personality Science, with M.M. Stephens, S.S.M. Townsend, M.G. Hamedani, 2020
  • "Mere membership in racially diverse groups reduces conformity", Social Psychological and Personality Science, with S. Gaither, E.P. Apfelbaum, L. Babbitt, S.R. Sommers, 2017