Faculty and Staff

Ali H Mir

Professor • Management, Marketing and Professional Sales

Professor Mir has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, a master's in business administration (MBA), and a Ph.D. in Management Studies. He has taught at a few different universities in the US and at educational institutions in various countries including Canada, Germany, China, India, and Australia. He is the author of several books and academic papers and serves on the editorial boards of a number of prestigious academic journals including Organization, Academy of Management Learning and Education, and Critical Perspectives on International Business.

Professional Interests

Currently, Professor Mir is working on two separate research streams:
1) The impact of student loans/debt on Black and Latinx students
2) The implications of the increasing use of algorithms in organizational decision making

Other Interests

Apart from his academic work, Professor Mir has written extensively about Urdu poetry, including the coauthored book Anthems of Resistance, which has been used as required reading at academic institutions including Columbia University and the University of Texas, Austin. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Urdu Studies and has been a frequent speaker on the topic of progressive Urdu poetry at universities and events across the world. In addition, he has written screenplays and lyrics for several Indian films. The movies that he has worked on have been screened at prestigious events including the Cannes Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, the Berlin Film Festival, and the New York Indian Film Festival. He has also worked with New York City based recording artistes including Red Baraat, a pioneering band that combines dhol beats with hip-hop, jazz and punk.

Urdu  Hindi  Spanish 


PhD Management, University of Massachusetts

MBA , Indian Institute of Management ,

BE , Osmania University ,


International Management, Organization Theory, Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Ethics

Representative Publications

The Business of Stealing Futures: Race, Gender and the Student Debt Regime ; Journal of Business Ethics;

Racial Capitalism and Student Debt in the US; Organization; 2021

U.S. capitalism and the prospects for democratic socialism.; Organization; 2021

How to Be an Anti-Racist Professor in the Business Classroom; Organization;

“There is no capitalism without racism”: Racial capitalism and the BLM movement; Black Lives Matter: A Reference Handbook; ABC-CLIO Contemporary World Issues Series;

Representative Presentations

Algorithmic decision making: Big data and embedded bias
Academy of Management
Boston, 2019

(De)Colonizing the future: Student debt, race, and resistance in the US.
Latin American and European Organization Studies
Buenos Aires, 2018

Ferguson and beyond: Implications for race theorizing in management scholarship
Academy of Management AOM
Vancouver, 2015

Notable Courses Taught

Foundations of Management (MBA), Ethical Leadership and Change Management (MBA), Organization Theory, Organizational Behavior, International Business, Labor and Management

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