Dr. Rashmi Nair is an Assistant Professor at Ashoka University. Before joining Ashoka, Dr. Nair worked at the U.S. Congress through a competitively awarded fellowship dually supported by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Nair received a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Clark University and Masters in Clinical Psychology from Christ University.
Her research has focused on experiences of group-based victimization based on various social identities such as caste, religion, and nationality, and examines the implications of people’s beliefs linked with these experiences for intergroup relations and policy outcomes. In studying this, she has employed both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and worked with historically-disadvantaged communities both in India and internationally. Her research has received funding support from various scientific societies including the American Psychological Association, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the International Peace Research Association Foundation.