Miguel Unzueta is an Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at UCLA Anderson School of Management. 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. Unzueta's 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 2012, he was awarded the Eric and "E" Juline award for excellence in research at UCLA Anderson.
Professor Unzueta teaches the core organizational behavior course in both the FEMBA and daytime MBA programs (@MGMT 409). In 2010, he was awarded the George Robbins Assistant Professor Teaching Award. More recently, he was selected by Poets & Quants as one of the best 40 business school professors under age 40.
Professor Unzueta is currently a consulting editor for Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, is serving on the editorial board of Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, and is the chairman of the Riordan Programs' advisory board.
Unzueta, M. M., Knowles, E. D., & Ho, G. C. (2012). Diversity is what you want it to be:
How social dominance motives affect diversity construals. Psychological Science, 23, 303-309. PDF
Unzueta, M. M. & Binning, K. R. (2012). Diversity is in the eye of the beholder: How concern for the in-group affects perceptions of racial diversity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 26-38. PDF
Unzueta, M. M., Gutiérrez, A. S., & Ghavami, N. (2010). How believing in affirmative action quotas affects White women’s self-image. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 120-126. PDF
Binning, K. R., Unzueta, M. M., Huo, Y. J., & Molina, L. E. (2009). The interpretation of
multiracial status and its relation to social engagement and psychological well-being. Journal of Social Issues, 65, 35-4. PDF
Tiedens, L. Z., Unzueta, M. M., & Young, M. J. (2007). An unconscious desire for hierarchy? The motivated perception of dominance complementarity in task partners. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 402-414. PDF
Lowery, B. S., Unzueta, M. M., Knowles, E. D., & Goff, P. A. (2006). Concern for the in-group
and opposition to affirmative action. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, 961-974. PDF