Alexandra Kalev | AIChE

Alexandra Kalev

Associate Professor
Tel-Aviv University

Alexandra Kalev, a Princeton University PhD, is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the Tel-Aviv University. Kalev studies organizations, inequality, and public policy. With Frank Dobbin, Kalev develops an evidence-based approach to diversity management in corporations and universities. Highlights from this research were featured in the July-August 2016 issue of the Harvard Business Review and received the HBR McKinsey Award for 2016. Current research, to be featured in the May-June 2020 issue of HBR, looks at effective ways to reduce sexual harassment in corporations and universities. In research on Israel, Kalev studies the emergence and effects of diversity programs in for-profit and nonprofit organizations, the integration of Israeli-Palestinians in the Jewish economy, and the social construction of merit in high-tech organizations.  Kalev is a member of the Advisory Committee to the Israeli Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and recently developed a Diversity Index, ranking demographic composition and pay gaps of the 20 largest private economy sectors in Israel. Kalev’s research has been published in leading U.S. academic journals, and major media outlets.