About Me


My name is Anyi (pronounced “ahn-ee”). In July 2020, I will be joining Tulane University, Freeman School of Business, as an Assistant Professor of Management.

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.