Anne-Laure Fayard is Chaired Professor in Social Innovation at NOVA School of Business and Economics. She coordinates the DESIS (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability) Lab @ NOVA SBE. She is also a Visiting Research Faculty at New York University. Prior to joining NOVA SBE, Anne-Laure spent 15 years at New York University, where she created the Design Lab @ NYU MakerSpace. Prior NYU, Anne-Laure was faculty at INSEAD in Singapore and France. She has held visiting positions at the Center of Sociology of Innovation at Ecole des Mines in Paris, Imperial College Business School in London and at the London School of Economics.
Anne-Laure is an ethnographer of work, whose interests involve collaboration, technology, innovation and design. Her work has been published in several leading academic such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science and Harvard Business Review. She is also the author with Anca Metiu of The Power of Writing in Organizations and has co-edited with Raza MirThe Routledge Companion to Anthropology and Business.
She is passionate about human-centered design that she teaches, researches, and practices. Her research as well as social innovation projects has been frequently highlighted in major newspapers and magazines such as NewYork Times, Financial Times, The Economist, The Guardian and Le Monde.