The Centre for Experimental Social Sciences (CESS) Nuffield - FLAME University is pleased to welcome Ramaswani Mahalingam, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Professor Mahalingam will give a talk titled "Mindful Mindset, Interconnectedness, and Engaged Living. His work focuses on the linkages between the following three major areas of research: (a) Mindful mindset; (b) Cell Phones and Self; and (c) Dignity at work place. Professor Mahalingam heads the Mindful Connections Lab in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Ramaswami Mahalingam is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has a degree in Civil engineering and worked for eight years as a design engineer. He worked various jobs (street theater, as a script writer, security guard, janitor, dishwasher, cashier, cook, bartender, preschool teacher, data analyst and program evaluator) before settling as a developmental psychologist after completing his PhD at the University of Pittsburgh. He studies mindfulness in organizations with a focus on leadership and employee well-being. His current research focuses on three major areas: (a) Cell phone and self; (b) Dignity at work place; and (c) Mindfulness.
Professor Mahalingam has received numerous awards, including the Best Paper on Diversity Award, given by the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, the Florence L. Denmark and Mary E. Reuder Award for Outstanding International Contributions to the Psychology of Women and Gender from Division 52, given by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award in “recognition of outstanding teaching and mentoring in areas related to psychological study of social issues” by APA. He has published numerous academic articles in well-regarded peer-reviewed journals, including the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, the Journal of Cognition and Culture, and Women’s Reproductive Health. Professor Mahalingam has authored two books, one published in 2000 titled “Multicultural curriculum: New directions for social theory, practice and policy” and another published in 2006 titled “Cultural Psychology of Immigrants.” He is also preparing a third book project provisionally titled “Celf: Mobile identities in the making.” Professor Mahalingam is a Fellow at the American Psychological Association.