Lin Xiu

Research Interests

Dr. Xiu’s research interests focus on a range of topics related to population studies, including workplace diversity, international human resource management, and workers' wellbeing.


Dr. Lin Xiu is a professor of human resource management with a PhD in Industrial Relations and Human Resources from the University of Toronto. Dr. Xiu joined the University of Minnesota - Duluth in 2010, where she has taught various courses related to human resources management. Additionally, she has served as a co-advisor for the UMD Society of Human Resource Management club and has been recognized for her outstanding student mentoring with the UMD faculty advisor award. Dr. Xiu’s research interests focus on a range of topics including workplace diversity, workers' family and medical leaves, international human resource management, salary negotiation, and employee wellbeing. Her research work has been published in a number of leading academic journals in the HRIR field, including the British Journal of Industrial Relations, International Journal of Manpower, Labour, Journal of Economic Psychology, and Personnel Review, among others. Moreover, she serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of International Manpower. Dr. Xiu is also an elected co-chair of the Employee of Color and American Indians (EOCAI) Council and co-chair of the UMD faculty senate.