Victoria Brescoll’s research focuses on the impact of stereotypes on individuals' status and power within organizations, particularly for individuals who violate gender stereotypes. As a WAPPP fellow, she is examining whether gendered mentions of physical appearance negatively impact women’s power and status at work and in politics.
Victoria (Tori) Brescoll is an assistant professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Management. Her research focuses on the impact of stereotypes on individuals' status and power within organizations, particularly for individuals who violate gender stereotypes. Additionally, her work documents the different ways that men and women respond to having power and occupying leadership roles. Her other research interests include the cultural origins of stereotypes (e.g. the media), corporate social responsibility, and framing messages to improve health policy. She has received extensive media coverage of her research and has also won several awards, including Best Paper based on a Dissertation from the Academy of Management. She received her MS, MPhil, and PhD in social psychology from Yale University where she was supported by a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation. She completed her BA in psychology from the University of Michigan.
Do Gendered Mentions of Physical Appearance Negatively Impact Women’s Power and Status at Work and in Politics?