In addition to advising individuals and organizations around the world on negotiation and effective communication, Bobbi Thomason is Assistant Professor of Applied Behavioral Science at the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. Her research explores how individuals of traditionally under-represented social categories work and pursue their careers globally. Bobbi focuses on how individuals overcome inequality and social hierarchies in order to attain career rewards and resources, and she specializes in how women overcome professional barriers to career ascension.
Bobbi holds a PhD in Philosophy from Stanford University, an M.A. in Eastern European Studies from Columbia University, and a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. She also focused on conflict management as a Research Associate at Harvard Business and Harvard Kennedy Schools, and was a Fulbright Scholar to Austria studying the role of memory in post-conflict community building. Bobbi has lived in France and Austria and speaks both French and German.