About Me


My name is Anyi (pronounced “ahn-ee”), and I am a management and organizations doctoral candidate at Duke University, Fuqua School of Business. I am on the 2019-2020 job market.

My research concerns the topic of agency.

Organizations often tell employees to take charge and assert themselves – or to be agentic – at work. I study how agentic employees are perceived by others and the implications of these perceptions for gender and leadership. I also examine how agentic experiences feel like from the employee’s perspective and the wide-ranging – and often counter-intuitive – consequences of these experiences.

My work has been published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and The Leadership Quarterly.