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Pushkala Prasad

Pushkala Prasad is the Arthur Zankel Chair Professor of Management and Liberal Arts at Skidmore College where she teaches in the Management & Business Department and the International Affairs Program. Before coming to Skidmore, she was on the faculty at Clarkson University, the University of Calgary and Lund University in Sweden where she held the E-on Chair Professorship in Corporate Social Responsibility. Professor Prasad received her Ph.D in Management and Social Theory the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is a prolific scholar whose research has looked at resistance to technological change, the dynamics of workplace diversity, corporate social irresponsibility and the changing contours of global capitalism. Her work has been published in such pinnacle journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, and the Journal of Management Studies. She is the author of Crafting Qualitative Research (Routledge) and co-editor of Managing the Organizational Melting Pot (Sage Publications) and the Routledge Companion to Critical Management Studies. Dr. Prasad’s research has been consistently funded by such agencies as the Alberta Energy Corporation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Swedish Quality of Worklife Foundation and the Jan Wallander Foundation of the Bank of Commerce of Sweden. At Skidmore, Pushkala Prasad teaches International Business, Diversity and Discrimination in the American Workplace and Racialized Global Capitalism. She is currently working on two book projects. One explores diversity tensions within liberal arts colleges and the other traces the development of racialized capitalism.

Academic Appointments

Zankel Professor of Management and Liberal Arts

Areas of Expertise
(1) Diversity conflicts and tensions in Liberal Enclaves (colleges, NGOs etc.) (2) Tobacco and Beef Industries (3) Racialized Global Capitalism (4) Savage Capitalism and the Financial Industry
Culture Wars, Corporate social responsibility, Racial Capitalism
Other lecture titles or keywords
"Capitalism's Dark Complexion: Race, Identity and Markets" "Liberal F(r)ictions: Diversity Conflicts in Liberal Arts Colleges" "Smoke and Mirrors: The Long Triumph of Big Tobacco in America"