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  • Andrea Christine Geissinger

    Andrea Christine Geissinger

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Education

    BioAndrea Geissinger is a SCANCOR (Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research) Postdoctoral Scholar. Her research interest lies at the intersection between digital innovation, organizational sociology, and sociological institutionalism. She is motivated to understand the impact of digital technology on social and cultural norms and values through qualitative and archival methods. For instance, by drawing on institutional theories, she has explored one of the most promising alternative forms of organization of the past decade: the sharing economy. As digital platforms set new norms by drawing on elements of both market and community on a large scale, Andrea’s current research focuses on deepening our understanding of what this “community” means in, for, and around organizations and society.

    Andrea is also a Research Fellow at the House of Innovation at the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Örebro University School of Business, M.Sc. from Stockholm Business School, and a B.A. from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany. Prior to her research career, Andrea worked in management consulting.

  • Gabriella Silva Gorsky

    Gabriella Silva Gorsky

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Education

    BioGage Gorsky is a queer mixed Mexican Jewish multimodal research advisor, data analyst, and program evaluator who uses a range of methodologies to explore intersections of identity and the phenomenon of social categorization, with a focus on the liminal and marginal embodied experiences of real people. They have a doctorate in Educational Measurement and Statistics from the University of Washington, where their dissertation examined persistent gender stereotypes embedded into the linguistic features of middle school math word problems. Gage’s inquiry bridges social science themes, with expertise and experience doing research spanning disciplines- education, history, statistics, feminist and queer theories, psychology, and identity development.

    Past projects have covered dynamic subject matter, including a genealogical and historical study of the Mormon migration to California during the mid-19th century, a statistical exploration of factors influencing healthcare utilization among transgender adults in the United States, and HR- and disability justice-focused survey research on workplace inclusion practices within a markedly mixed-ability workforce.

    Their most recent work explores the dynamic expression of intersectional Jewish identity, including collaborations with the Jews of Color Initiative, where they helped lead “Beyond the Count,” the largest ever study of Jews of Color released August 2021, as well as the Jim Joseph Foundation, SVARA, Nazun, and synagogues across the United States. As well as serving on the advisory boards for Edot Midwest, Tiyuv, and OneTable.

  • Tamara Handy

    Tamara Handy

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Education

    BioDr. Tamara Handy is a former education psychologist and a current postdoctoral fellow in the Learning Differences and the future of Special Education Initiative at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. She has worked in schools and hospitals both in Sri Lanka and in the Midwest serving children with disabilities from birth to 18. Her overarching research agenda examines ways in which to establish inclusive educational systems in inequitable school settings. Specifically, her scholarly endeavors center supporting teachers and students in establishing inclusive school systems. Her academic, clinical and research specializations focus broadly on Disability and Difference, Systems Change in Policy and Practice. She focuses specifically on processes and practices within and outside the school system which constricts access, acceptance, achievement, and opportunities for children and youth located in the margins of society due to race, poverty, gender and disability. At present, she is exploring ways in which the neuroscience of learning along with other learning sciences, and disability studies scholarship can enhance the learning experiences of students with disabilities, in inclusive school settings.

  • Anna Lukkarinen

    Anna Lukkarinen

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Education

    BioAnna Lukkarinen is a SCANCOR (Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research) Postdoctoral Scholar at the Department of Management Science and Engineering. Her current research focuses on sustainability and ethics in entrepreneurial finance. Previously, Anna has investigated investment activity in equity crowdfunding, including topics such as secondary markets, cross-border investing, and investor motivations.

    Anna holds a Ph.D. in Quantitative Methods of Economics and Management Science from Aalto University in Finland. She has a teacher’s qualification from the University of Helsinki in Finland and has taught courses in strategic management, business mathematics, and statistics. Before academia, Anna worked in management consulting at McKinsey & Company and in investment banking at Citigroup.