Alysha Shivji
Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Research Professor at the Department of Strategy and Leadership
"The reading of the world and the reading of the word are not undertaken at two different moments but are two moments in a single process." - Paolo Freire

Alysha Shivji’s research specializes in Business & Human Rights, focusing on access to remedy for business-related human rights abuses. Her multifaceted research experience spans academia, the private sector, civil society, and international governance. Alysha spent three years as a Research Analyst at Apple, an experience that enriched her insights into Business and Human Rights. Aysha conducted a case study with the Fair Food Program for her doctoral research and to contribute to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Accountability and Remedy Project. She continues to pursue impactful research that focuses on bottom-up and worker-driven approaches to protect the rights of workers at the base of the supply chain and promote sustainable and just business practices.


    PhD in Business Management
    Alliance Manchester Business School

    Masters in Sociology
    Stanford University

    Bachelor's in Human Biology
    Stanford University


Policy Impact Programme Fellow, 2022-2023
University of Nottingham

Making a Difference Award -Outstanding Benefit to Society through Research, 2020
University of Manchester

Barbara and Sandy Dornbusch Award for Outstanding Masters Student, 2015
Stanford University

Award of Excellence, 2015
Stanford University

  1. Dillard, J., Shivji, A., & Bianchi, L. (2023). Rights-based, worker-driven accountability in the fields: Contesting the uncontested contestable. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 102646.
  2. Caruana, R., Bianchi, L., & Shivji, A. (2023). Restoring Human Rights: Dialogical Stakeholder Engagement for Marginalized Women. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2023, No. 1, p. 12456). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.