Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation
Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street
Rohini Jalan is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation. Her research interests lie at the intersection of organisation theory and science and technology studies. She is particularly intrigued by the way technological artefacts and practices reveal, reinforce and alleviate socioeconomic inequality. This leads her to examine the intended and unintended consequences of technological innovation and the politics of access. She employs ethnographic methods to examine such phenomena through the lens of organisational fields and identity. She will be working with Professor Tom Lawrence, Professor of Strategic Management at Saïd Business School.
Rohini holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration (major in Finance and Operations) from Jadavpur University and a master’s degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed her PhD in Organizational Behavior from the ILR School at Cornell University in December 2018. During her PhD Rohini served as the chairperson of a non-profit makerspace in Buffalo, NY, and provided research insights on organisational design, strategy and technology programmes. She has also served as a facilitator for the Intergroup Dialogue Project (IDP) at Cornell, in which capacity she helped enhance dialogue across differences (e.g., race, gender, socioeconomic status) through workshops for graduate and professional students.