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Congratulations to SPSSI's Spring 2022
Researchers in the Global South Grants Recipients:



Chincu C.

    Chinchu C. is a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Women’s Studies Centre, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, India, and a founding member and Research Consultant at Association for Social Change, Evolution and Transformation (ASCENT), a non-profit collective working in mental health promotion and advocacy, research methodology training, and research promotion. He has been donning the roles of a Consulting Psychologist, Podcaster, Writer, and Science Communicator. He is associated with the People’s Science Movement. His research interests lie in Mental Health, Gender and Sexuality, and sustainable development. More recently, he has been working on building awareness about best practices in social science research as well. He holds a PhD in Psychology and has acquired post graduate degrees in Applied Psychology and Sociology. He has also qualified UGC NET in Psychology, Sociology, Women Studies, Human Resource Management, and Comparative Study of Religions, with JRF qualification in Psychology and Women Studies.


Gayathri Suresh Babu


Gayathri Suresh Babu is a Psychologist and an independent researcher, currently working as assistant professor and head of the department of Psychology at Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy, Kerala, India. She has received best paper awards in international conferences. She conducted her postgraduate dissertation on victim blaming and perception of violence against women from a just world perspective. She has also carried out phenomenological investigation of experiences of survivors of 2018 Kerala floods and conducted studies exploring the psychological capital of transgender community. Her research interests include social cognition, stereotypes and peace psychology. She acquired masters from Central University of Karnataka and has qualified University Grants Commission - National Eligibility Test in Psychology and Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering for Social Sciences. She conducts sessions on mental health awareness, gender and life skills development in collaboration with schools, colleges governmental and non governmental organizations. She also coaches aspirants for National Eligibility Test and central university entrance exams. She is enthusiastic about the numerous possibilities of social psychological research.


Postcolonial ideologies, recognition and reparation policies, and current intergroup relations: The Mapuche in Chile

Ana Figueiredo


Ana Figueiredo is a psychologist, with a PhD in Social Psychology from the Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal). She is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Social Sciences, Universidad de O’Higgins (Chile) and an Associate Researcher at the Center for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES, Chile). Previously, she worked in different countries (such as Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium and Chile), always focusing on intergroup relations in postcolonial settings, by researching the role of history and collective memories for contemporary intergroup relations between majority and minority groups.

She currently serves as the PI of a project funded by the Chilean National Agency for Research and Development (ANID) about “Postcolonial ideologies, politics of recognition and reparation, and current intergroup relations: The Mapuche in Chile” (Nr. 11201211)”. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Social and Political Psychology (JSPP). Her main research areas are: representations of history, postcolonial contexts, historical conflicts, intergroup relations, dynamics of cultural adaptation, violence, and collective action. Ana has been a member of SPSSI since 2017.


From Suspicion to Revenge: A Multidimensional framework of Fear speech and its relationships with Sharing intentions and Truth perceptions

Sramana Majumdar 

    Sramana Majumdar is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology, Ashoka University. She completed her PhD from the Department of Psychology, Jamia Millia Islamia, where she worked on social psychological outcomes of exposure to political conflict among youth in the Kashmir Valley (published as a book titled Youth and Political Violence in India: A social psychological account of conflict experiences from the Kashmir Valley She has previously received a Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Fellowship and a Senior Research Fellowship from the University Grants Commission, India. More recently her research has expanded to the area of digital media, examining multiple aspects of identity and intergroup relations in computer-mediated-communication. She heads the Identity and Intergroup Relations Lab at Ashoka University ( and is interested in multi/mixed method approaches towards the diversification of political psychology through culture and context specific insights into the nature of changing social behavior. 


2021 Fall Recipients

Diego Castro (University College London)
The silent burden of discrimination: understanding processes leading to the internalization of stigma among diverse populations in Chile

Francis Simonh Bries (University of the Philippines, Diliman)
Digital Democracy or Disengagement? Investigating the Structure and Predictors of Online Political Participation in the Philippines

Canan Coşkan (Bielefeld University) 
Understanding community reflections on and daily life implications of “Kurdish power” through participatory research

Hansika Kapoor (Monk Prayogshala)
Do you trust the rumors? Examining the determinants of believing misinformation related to COVID-19 vaccination

2021 Spring Recipients

Fahima Mohideen (Rutgers University)
Motivations for Social Action in India

Jeongeun Park (University of Bristol)
Duygu Cavdar (Ministry of Education, Turkey)
Paola Ramírez G. (University of Talca, Chile)
Human Agency and Psychological Well-being in an Emerging Immigrant Destination: Venezuelan Young People in Chile

2020 Recipients

Akanksha Adya
Feeding on Individual Accountability: Narrating Motherhood in Neoliberal India

Monisha Dhingra, Jennifer Sheehy Skeffinton, and Sujoy Chakra
Does Poverty Know no Caste? Unpacking the Relationship between Caste and Poverty in India

Aleksandra Lazić
The opportunities and the pitfalls of communicating country-level vaccination rates: Experimentally testing the selfish-rationality vs. the social-rationality hypothesis in a sample of Serbian participants

Sheri Levy
Luisa Fernanda Ramírez

How Aging Stereotypes, Aging Anxiety, and Social Support impact the Mental and Physical Health of Middle Age and Older Colombians during the COVID19 Pandemic

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