Emilio J. Castilla is currently an associate professor of management at the MIT Sloan School of Management (Behavioral and Policy Sciences Area), where he teaches courses in organizational behavior and strategic human resource management. He joined MIT after being a faculty member in the Management Department at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Institute for Work and Employment Research at MIT; and also a research Fellow at the Wharton Financial Institutions Center and at the Center for Human Resources at the Wharton School. He received his post-graduate diploma degree in business analysis from the Management School in Lancaster University (UK) and his PhD (and MA) from Stanford University.
His research primarily focuses on the sociological aspects of work and employment. He is particularly interested in examining how social networks and organizational processes influence employment outcomes over time, and he tackles these questions by examining different empirical settings with unique longitudinal datasets, at both the individual and organizational level. His work has been published in several academic journals and edited volumes. He has also written a book on the use of longitudinal methods in social science research (Elsevier/ Academic Press). He received the W. Richard Scott Award for Distinguished Scholarship of the American Sociological Association in 2001 (with Fernandez and Moore). He is the recipient of the Cilker Teaching Award and the Stanford Centennial Teaching Award.