Allison Elias

Assistant Professor of Business Administration


FOB 260

Academic Area

Areas of Expertise

Gender, Social Movements, Conflict Resolution

Assistant Professor Allison Elias teaches courses about communication and negotiation in Darden's MBA and EMBA programs. Her research investigates historical and contemporary issues of gender and diversity in organizations, with a focus on the influence of social movements on corporate practices. Her forthcoming book (History of U.S. Capitalism series, Columbia University Press), at the intersection history and management studies, charts the trajectory of modern feminism at work illuminating the failures of equality-based frameworks and merit-based human resource management practices. She was a nominee for the 2022 Outstanding Faculty Award at Darden.

Before coming to Darden, Elias taught at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University; the SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University; and the ILR School, Cornell University.