Miguel M. Unzueta
Associate Professor, Management and Organizations
Anderson School of Management
Areas of Expertise:Civil RIghts, Mobility & Opportunity
Unzueta studies diversity, bias and discrimination. More specifically, his research explores how people understand their position within social and interpersonal hierarchies and the impact this understanding has on their perceptions of self, others and group-based inequality. His latest research explores the manner in which people define diversity and the impact that particular diversity definitions have on the representation of racial minorities in organizations. His research has been published in top management and psychology journals, including Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. In recognition of his research record, he was awarded the Eric and “E” Juline award for excellence in faculty research at UCLA in 2012.
Unzueta teaches courses on managerial psychology (MGMT 409) and negotiations (MGMT 286) in both the FEMBA and full-time MBA programs. In 2010, Unzueta was awarded the George Robbins Teaching Award at UCLA Anderson. More recently, he was selected by Poets and Quants as one of the best 40 business school professors under age 40.
Outside of UCLA, Unzueta has conducted trainings on decision-making, negotiations and implicit bias for a variety of organizations, including Honda, Kaiser Permanente, the Scripps Research Institute and the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team.