Brianna Barker Caza



Associate Professor




University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Brianna Barker Caza is an Associate Professor of Management at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan. Professor Caza’s research program seeks to understand when and how people do well in seemingly difficult work situations involving unexpected events, ethical dilemmas, daily tensions, and challenging interpersonal situations. She has a particular interest in identity and interpersonal dynamics relating to the gig economy, multiple jobholding, and high stakes professional work. Her research has been published in top tier organizational outlets such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business Ethics, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. She is also a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, writing about issues relating to the gig economy, authenticity, identity, and resilience. Brianna was recently recognized as one of the 2019 Radar thinkers by Thinkers50. She is currently working on several large-scale research projects devoted to investigating the individual capabilities and interpersonal processes that enable women in science, medical professionals, and independent professionals to thrive at work.