Leadership, Diversity and Race
NYU Wagner is committed to advancing research that studies how diverse voices make systems and organizations more effective, transparent, inclusive, and fair. This work expands leadership theory by exploring the relationships between race, ethnicity, diversity, identity, and leadership in organizations.
Race and leadership
These items explicitly explore the relationship between race, ethnicity, and leadership. They suggest multiple ways in which these topics intersect, including how different racial groups may take up leadership work and understanding how leaders from different backgrounds are perceived.
- Foldy, E. G. & Ospina, S. 2015. “Leadership styles, ethnicity and race.” Entry for Hou, Xiaoshuo (ed.) Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism. Blackwell.
- Ospina, S., El Hadidy, W. Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion: Insights from Scholarship. For the National Urban Fellows Public Service Leadership Diversity Initiative. May, 2011
- Ospina, S. and El Hadidy, W. and Caicedo, G. Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Public Service: A Review of Leadership Development Programs in the US, a scan of 93 leadership development programs. May, 2011
- Ospina, S., and E. G. Foldy. 2009. A critical review of race and ethnicity in the leadership literature: Surfacing context, power and the collective dimensions of leadership. The Leadership Quarterly 20, (6): 876-96.
- Ospina, S., and C. Su. 2009. Weaving color lines: Race, ethnicity, and the work of leadership in social change organizations. Leadership 5, (2): 131-70.
Working in racially diverse groups and environments
Materials in this category explore the dynamics of racially diverse groups, organizations, and communities. In addition, they address efforts to encourage productive cross-racial relationships and environments.
- Foldy, E. G. & Buckley, T. R. 2014. The Color Bind: Talking (and not Talking) about Race at Work. Russell Sage Foundation.
- Foldy, E. G. & Buckley, T. R. 2014. Color minimization: The theory and practice of addressing race and ethnicity at work. In K. M. Thomas, V. C. Plaut & N. M. Tran (eds.) Diversity Ideologies in Organizations. Taylor-Francis Publishers.
- Foldy, E. G. 2012. Something of collaborative manufacture: The construction of race and gender identities in organizations. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science 48 (4): 495-524.
- Buckley, T. R. & Foldy, E. G. 2010. A pedagogical model for increasing race-related multicultural counseling competency. The Counseling Psychologist 38 (5): 691-713.
- Foldy, Erica Gabrielle, Peter Rivard, and Tamara R. Buckley. Academy of Management Learning and Education (2009) Vol. 8, No. 1, 25–41. Power, Safety and Learning in Racially Diverse Groups
- Su, Celina. We call ourselves by many names: storytelling and inter-minority coalition-building. Community Development Journal. 2009.
- Foldy, E. G. 2004. Learning from diversity: A theoretical exploration. Public Administration Review 64 (5): 529-538.
- Ospina, S. 2003. Diversity. In Encyclopedia of public administration and public policy, ed. J. Rabin, 347-353. New York: Marcel Decker.
- Foldy, E. G. 2002. "Managing" diversity: Power and identity in organizations. In I. Aaltio-Marjosola & A. Mills (eds.) Gender, Identities and the Cultures of Organizations. London: Routledge.
- Ospina, S., W. Diaz and J. O’Sullivan. 2002. Negotiating accountability: Managerial lessons from identity-based nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 31(1): 5-31. 2
- Ospina, S., and J. O’Sullivan. 2002. Working together: Meeting the challenges of workforce diversity. In Public personnel administration: Problems and prospects., eds. S. Hayes, R. Kearney. 4th ed., 238-255.
- Ospina, S. 2001. Managing diversity in civil service: A conceptual framework for public organizations. In Managing diversity in the civil service., ed. IMDESA-IIAS, 11-29. Amsterdam: IOS Press.
Race, identity and action research
Action research often sheds light on issues and dynamics related to race and identity. These pieces investigate different approaches that action researchers have taken.
- Foldy, E. G. & Su, C. 2015. “Identity.” Entry for Coghlan, D. & Brydon-Miller, M. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Action Research. Sage Publications.
- Foldy, E. G. The location of race in action research. In Bradbury, H. (ed). Handbook of Action Research 3rd ed. Sage Publications. 2013.
- Foldy, E. G. 2005. Claiming a voice on race. Action Research 3 (1): 33-54