Tage Shakti Rai


Tage Shakti Rai


Tage Rai is a Research Associate at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

His research focuses on moral violence, conflict resolution, organizational justice, and corporate personhood. Rai draws on experimental, ethnographic, survey, and modeling methods. His work has been featured and published in leading journals including Nature, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Psychological Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Cognitive Science, and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, among others. His recent book, Virtuous Violence, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2014 and has been featured in popular press outlets including Time, National Public Radio, BBC, The Guardian, Huffington Post, New Scientist, Aeon, and Quartz, among others.

In 2017 he received a Rising Star designation from the Association for Psychological Science, which is presented annually to the top 100 early career psychologists. Currently, he is acting as the associate editor for social and behavioral sciences at Science magazine.

Rai received his PhD in Cognitive Psychology from UCLA.