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Picture of Camellia Bryan. She is wearing an orange blazer and white shirt with flowers.

I am a post-doctoral fellow at Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto) and the Gender and the Economy (GATE) Institute in Toronto, Canada. In July 2024, I will join as an assistant professor in the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Division of the Sauder School of Business (University of British Columbia). 

My research focuses on uncovering the drivers of resistance and backlash against diversity in organizations. I delve into the cognitive, emotional, and social processes underpinning individuals' rejection or resistance to diversity initiatives. This understanding guides the development of effective interventions to overcome these barriers to diversity and foster inclusion.


A pivotal aspect of my research entails exploring interventions that harness remarkable events and interactions to facilitate transformative openness. Remarkable events capture attention and induce moments of reflection, potentially challenging entrenched beliefs and attitudes. By harnessing the impact of such events and interactions, I aim to create strategies that motivate individuals to embrace diversity actively and contribute to a more inclusive environment.

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