Bio (Ash Prasad)

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Ash Prasad


Canada Research Chair


School of Business


Prasad’s research adopts critical theoretical perspectives to conceptualize myriad organizational phenomena. To date, he has published some 30 journal articles and a dozen book chapters, which have been variously informed by poststructuralist, postcolonial, neo-Marxist, feminist and psychoanalytic thought. His most recent (edited) book, Contesting Institutional Hegemony in Today’s Business Schools, interrogates the dynamics of the doctoral student experience. In addition to his ongoing work on entrepreneurship, gender and diversity issues in organizations and interpretive methods, Prasad is currently pursuing research on the sociology of graffiti, hooking up and scientific misconduct, as well as reappraising academe’s responsibility to society in the wake of the political rise of right-wing extremism.


Prasad has held tenured and visiting appointments at academic institutions in several different countries. In these positions, he has taught at all post-secondary stages, including having delivered courses in undergraduate, MBA, and PhD programs. He has also supervised, to completion, research students at the honors, master’s, and doctoral levels. Prasad serves as an elected member of a divisional executive committee at the Academy of Management and sits on the editorial boards of a number of journals.


Prasad earned his PhD in Organization Studies from York University’s Schulich School of Business, and wrote much of his doctoral dissertation as a Graduate Research Fellow at Yale University. His PhD was supported by a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, an Ontario Graduate Scholarship and several other awards. He previously earned a Master of Arts degree in Political Studies from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Arts Honors degree in the same discipline from Simon Fraser University. He was the youngest person to graduate with an honors degree from SFU in 2004.