UMass Boston

Alessia Contu

McCormack Hall Floor 05

Areas of Expertise

Organizational Theory, Ethical and Social Issues in Management , International Development & Political Economy, OB & OD, Psychoanalysis


PhD, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK
MA in Management and Organizational Learning, Lancaster University Management School
Doctor in Psychology, Universita Degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy (110/110 cum laude)

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor of Human Relations Journal
  • Member of the IGERT Coasts and Communities Program Steering Committee. IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeship) is the National Science Foundation’s flagship interdisciplinary training program 2014-present
  • Associate Academic Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2013-present
  • Editorial Board Member of Organization Studies 2008-present
  • International Visiting Fellowship the Open University Business School
  • Member of VIDA, Association of Women Scholars in Business Schools 2009-present
  • Series Editor - ‘Critical Management Studies’, Palgrave McMillan -2008-present
  • Executive Member – International Critical Management Board. Role: Internationalization and Outreach 2012-present
  • Associate Teaching Fellow, Warwick Business School, The University of Warwick, UK 2013-present
  • 2015 Invitation Advisory Board, Dialogues in CMS Emerald Series

Honours & International Service

  • 2020 Named to #thinklist30
  • 2017 Visiting Professor, Universita degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy
  • 2016 International Fellowship Open University Business School, UK
  • 2015 Human Relations Paper of the Year Award 2014
  • 2013 ANVUR National Agency for the Evaluation of University and Research, Italy; Referee for Evaluation VQR 2004-2010
  • 2012 Medal awarded by AIDEA Accademia Italiana Di Economia Aziendale for the invited contribution at the AIDEA Annual Conference, Salerno, Italy Oct 12.
  • 2011/2012; 2009/2010 Teaching Excellence Award The Warwick MBA, UK
  • 2007-2009 Elected Board Member Academy of Management Critical Management Studies Division, USA