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Prof. Pallavi Ramanathan
Assistant Professor - Psychology
Email: pallavi.ramanathan@flame.edu.in
Prof. Pallavi Ramanathan - Pursuing Ph.D. in Psychology from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi; M.A Psychology from University of Delhi, Pune; BA Honours in Psychology from Jesus & Mary College, University of Delhi.

Prof. Pallavi Ramanathan is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Department of Psychological Sciences, School of Liberal Education. She is currently pursuing her PhD from at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT, Delhi. She has received her M.A. in Psychology from University of Delhi and completed B.A. (H) Psychology from Jesus & Mary College, University of Delhi.

Pallavi’s research lies in the area of social and political psychology, primarily focusing on social identity and the context. She is interested in the construction, negotiation, and contestation of identity (ies) at a group level, looking to understand the cross-section of identity and culture. Vulnerable groups such as minorities and refugee groups are of particular interest to her, and her work has primarily focused on Tibetan refugees thus far.


Journal Articles:

  1. Mishra, G., Singh, P., Ramakrishna, M., & Ramanathan, P. (2022). Technology as a Double-Edged Sword: Understanding Life Experiences and Coping with COVID-19 in India. Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.800827

  2. Ramanathan, P., & Singh, P. (2021). “Searching for Roots:” Exploring the Idea of Home in Tibetan Refugee Youth Living in Delhi, India. Psychology in Developing Societies, 33(2), 324-346. https://doi.org/10.1177/09713336211040710 .

  3. Ramanathan, P., & Singh, P. (2022). Exploring Tibetan Refugees' Attitudes Towards Indians Over Time: The Explanatory Role of National Identity and Intergroup Contact. [Manuscript in review].

  4. Ramanathan, P., & Singh, P. (2022). “Don't forget Tibet”: Understanding the discursive construction of Tibetan national identity in exile. European Journal of Social Psychology. [Manuscript in revision].

  5. Ramanathan, P., & Singh, P. (2022). Navigating cultural boundaries: Understanding identity negotiations in Tibetan refugee youth living in India. [Manuscript in review].


Chapters in Edited Volumes

  1. Ramanathan, P., & Babu, N. (2021). Everything that we could carry: Understanding vulnerabilities in refugees. In N. Babu, A. Prakash, I. U. Bharadwaj (Eds), Understanding vulnerabilities in contemporary society: Psychological insights and reflections, pp. 1-25. New Delhi: SAGE.

  2. Singh, P., Nair, R. B., & Ramanathan, P. (in press). Exploring some cultural factors in recognition of emotions in children through Mothers’ recollection: A memory-based method. In G. Mishra (Ed.), Emotion in Cultural Context. Springer.

  3. Singh, P., & Ramanathan, P. (in press). Social Identities and Intergroup Relations in the Era of Globalisation. In G. Mishra & P. Singh (Eds), Social Psychology in the Globalizing Era: Emerging Challenges and Potentials. Routledge.


Select Conference Presentations

  1. Do, E., Ramanathan, P., & Choi, S. (2023, July 13-15). An Intergenerational Exploration of Blame Attribution and Helping Behaviour during COVID-19 across South Korea, India, and New Zealand. In Chair Takeshi Hamamura, 2021 AASP Summer School Research Grant Awardee Addresses [Symposium]. The 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology, Hong Kong.

  2. Singh, P., & Ramanathan, P., Abburu, A. (2023, 31 July – 5 Aug). Trends in Applied Social Psychology Research Across Regions. Symposium. 27th Regional European Conference of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. Limerick, Ireland, UK.

  3. Ramanathan, P., & Singh, P. (2023, 3-6 July). Exploring Tibetan Refugees’ Attitudes Towards Indians: The Importance of National Identity and Intergroup Contact. 18th European Congress of Psychology (ECP), Brighton, UK.

  4. Ramanathan, P., & Singh, P. (2022, July 12-16). Tibetan Refugee Attitudes Over Time: Reconsidering the Integrated Threat Theory. 26th International Congress of Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP), Virtual Paper Presentation.

  5. Ramanathan, P., & Singh, P. (2022, July 14-17). (Re)imagining Tibet: Understanding the Construction of Tibetan National Identity in Exile. 45th Annual Convention of the International Society for Political Psychology, Athens, Greece.

  6. Ramanathan, P., & Singh, P. (2022, Mar 4-6). Navigating Cultural Boundaries: Understanding Identity Negotiations in Tibetan Refugee Youth living in India [Virtual Paper Presentation]. Virtual 31st annual convention of the National Academy of Psychology (NAOP), IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India.

  7. Ramanathan, P., & Singh, P. (2022, Feb 16-19). Understanding the Construction of Tibetan National Identity in Exile [Virtual Poster Presentation]. Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)’s Annual Convention, San Francisco, USA.

  8. Ramanathan, P., & Singh, P. (2021, July 18-23). Birds of a Feather Flock Together? Understanding Community in Tibetan Refugee Youth Living in Delhi [Virtual Paper Presentation]. 32nd International Congress of Psychology (ICP) 2020+, organised by the Czech-Moravian Psychological Society (CMPS), Prague, Czechia.