Michel Anteby is a Professor of Management & Organizations at Boston University's Questrom School of Business and (by courtesy) Sociology at Boston University's College of Arts and Sciences. He also co-leads Boston University's Precarity Lab.
His research looks at how individuals relate to their work, their occupations, and the organizations they belong to. He examines more specifically the practices people engage in at work that help them sustain their chosen cultures or identities. In doing so, his research contributes to a better understanding of how these cultures and identities come to be and manifest themselves. Studied populations have included airport security officers, clinical anatomists, factory craftsmen, ghostwriters, puppeteers, subway drivers, and university professors.
Prof. Anteby's research has appeared in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, American Sociological Review, Organization Science, Social Science & Medicine, and Social Forces. He also is the author of two monographs: a study of illegal factory production titled Moral Gray Zones: Side Productions, Identity, and Regulation in an Aeronautic Plant and an ethnography of faculty socialization at the Harvard Business School titled Manufacturing Morals: The Values of Silence in Business School Education. His work was recognizedby the ASQ Award for Scholarly Contribution, the Academy of Management's Saroj Parasuraman award for outstanding publication on gender and diversity, the Academy of Management's SIM-ONE Outreach award, Boston University's Slatkin Family Fund and Broderick awards, NYU's Herman E. Krooss outstanding dissertation award, and NYU's David M. Graifman Memorial award. He is a recipient of the Donald & Valerie Ruth Honerkamp fellowship, a Marvin Bower fellowship, a MaxPo fellowship, and a Susilo fellowship. He currently serves as a Representative at Large for the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management.
Prof. Anteby earned a joint Ph.D. in management from New York University and in sociology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris), after completing a M.A. in economics at the Sorbonne and a M.P.A. at Harvard. In addition, he served as chair of the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth and co-chair of its Safe Schools program. After growing up in France and working there as a consultant focusing on labor issues, he remains affiliated as a Research Fellow with the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations in Paris.