Ash Prasad

Canada Research Chair


Dr. Prasad’s research adopts critical theoretical perspectives to conceptualize various organizational phenomena. His research interests broadly focus on questions of embodiment, gender and diversity issues in organizations, and interpretive methods. To date, he has published some 50 journal articles and 15 book chapters, which have been variously informed by poststructuralist, postcolonial, neo-Marxist, feminist and psychoanalytic thought.

His most recent book is entitled, Autoethnography and Organization Research. He is also the editor of the book, Contesting Institutional Hegemony in Today’s Business Schools. His past research has generated in excess of $1.3 million in research funding as sole or principal investigator.


Dr. Prasad has held tenured appointments at academic institutions in several different countries. In these positions, he has taught at all post-secondary stages, including courses in undergraduate, MBA, and PhD programs. He has also supervised, to completion, research students at the honors, master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels.

Memberships and Committees

He serves as the co-chair of the Critical Management Studies division at the Academy of Management.

Prasad holds a number of editorial positions. He is Associate Editor at Human Relations, Associate Editor at Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, Research Integrity Editor at Journal of Business Ethics and Reviews Editor at Organization. He also sits on the editorial boards of several other journals.

He wrote much of his doctoral dissertation as a Graduate Research Fellow at the Institute for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. His PhD was supported by a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, an Ontario Graduate Scholarship and multiple other research awards.


PhD in organization studies

York University

Master of Arts in political studies

Queen’s University

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in political science

Simon Fraser University


Prasad, A. (2019). Autoethnography and organization research: Reflections from fieldwork in Palestine. New York: Palgrave.

Prasad, A. (Ed.). (2016). Contesting institutional hegemony in today’s business schools: Doctoral students speak out. Bingley, UK: Emerald

Zulfiqar, G., & Prasad, A. (in press). Challenging social inequality in the Global South: Class, privilege, and consciousness-raising through critical management education. Academy of Management Learning and Education.

Prasad, A., Centeno, A., Rhodes, C., Nisar, M.A., Taylor, S., Tienari, J., & Alakavuklar, O. N. (in press). What are men’s roles and responsibilities in the feminist project for gender egalitarianism? Gender, Work and Organization.

Shadnam, M., Bykov, A., & Prasad, A. (in press). Opening constructive dialogues between business ethics research and the new sociology of morality. Journal of Business Ethics.

Prasad, A. (2020). The organization of ideological discourse in times of unexpected crisis: Explaining how COVID-19 is exploited by populist leaders. Leadership, 16(3), 294-302.

Wasdani, K. P., & Prasad, A. (2020). The impossibility of social distancing among the urban poor: The case of an Indian slum in the times of COVID-19. Local Environment, 25(5), 414-418.

Rauf, A. A., & Prasad, A. (2020). Temporal spaces of egalitarianism: The ethical negation of economic inequality in an ephemeral religious organization. Journal of Business Ethics, 162(3), 699-718.

Zulfiqar, G., & Prasad, A. (in press). The epistemology of the toilet: Doing class work in Pakistan. In V. Doshi (Ed.), Postcoloniality in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. New York: Routledge.

Prasad, A., Segarra, P., & Villanueva, C. E. (2020). Situating knowledges through feminist objectivity in organization studies: Donna Haraway and the partial perspective. In R. McMurray & A. Pullen (Eds.), Rethinking culture, organization and management (pp. 73-87). New York: Routledge.

Prasad, A. (2016). The fact of Otherness: Liberating the subaltern consciousness in management education. In T. Beyes, M. Parker, & C. Steyaert (Eds.), Routledge companion to reinventing management education (pp. 454-467). New York: Routledge.