Selected Publications:

Mahalingam, R. (2019). Mindful mindset, interconnectedness, and dignity. Global Youth. 230-259.

Rajadesingan, A., Mahalingam, R., & Jurgens, D. (2019, June). Smart, Responsible, and Upper Caste Only: Measuring Caste Attitudes through Large-Scale Analysis of Matrimonial Profiles. In Thirteenth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media.

Mahalingam, R., & Rabelo, V. C. (2019). Teaching Mindfulness to Undergraduates: A Survey and Photovoice Study. Journal of Transformative Education, 17(1), 51-70.

Vargas, E., Mahalingam, R. (2019). Experiences of patient incivility: A qualitative study. Journal of Patient Experience, 1-6. 

Mahalingam, R., Jagannathan, S., & Selvaraj, P. (2019). Decasticization, Dignity and ‘dirty’ work at the intersections of caste, memory and disaster. Business Ethics Quarterly, 29(2), 213-239.

Rabelo, V. C., & Mahalingam, R. (2019). “They really don’t want to see us”: How cleaners experience invisible ‘dirty’ work. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 113, 103-114.

Atewologun, D., & Mahalingam, R. (2018). Intersectional reflexivity: Methodological challenges and possibilities for qualitative, equality, diversity and inclusion research. In R. Bendl, L. Booysen, & J. Pringle (eds.), Handbook of Research methods on diversity management, equality and inclusion at work. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Vargas, E. A., Li, Y., Mahalingam, R., Hui, P., Liu, G., Lapedis, M., & Liu, R.(2018). The Double-Edge Sword of John Henryism: Impact on Patients’ Health in the People’s Republic of China. Journal of Health Psychology. DOI: 10.1177/1359105318800141

Vargas, E. A. & Mahalingam, R.(2018). Perceptions of Control and Improved Psychological, Physical, and Social Functioning in Postmenopausal Women. Journal of Health Psychology. DOI: 10.1177/1359105318754643

Kopelman, S. and Mahalingam, R. (2014). Negotiate mindfully. In J. Dutton and G. Spreitzer (Eds.), How to Become a Positive Leader: Small Actions, Big Impact. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.  

Kopelman, S., Mahalingam, R., & Gewurz, I. (2014). Mindfully managing emotions and resolving paradoxes in the contexts of negotiations. In S. Kopelman, R. Mahalingam, & I. Gewurz (eds.), Negotiation excellence: Successful deal making (pp. 227-239). Singapore: World Scientific.

Research Recognitions:

Best Paper Award (2019) at the Thirteenth International AAAI annual conference.

Otto Kleinberg Award for the best paper on Intercultural and International Relations Award ($1000), Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (Division 9 APA)

Fellow, American Psychological Association (2011- Present)

Florence L. Denmark and Mary E. Reuder Award for Outstanding International Contributions to the Psychology of Women and Gender from Division 52, American Psychological Association

Best Paper on Diversity Award, Department of Psychology, University

Teaching and Mentoring Recognitions:

John Dewey Award ($10,000), College of Literature, Arts and Sciences, University of Michigan in recognition of ongoing commitment to the education of undergraduate students. Winners of the Dewey award are considered to model the full range of John Dewey’s own considerable talents: scholarly productivity, provision of leadership, and engagement with and care for students

Excellence in Education Award ($3500) College of Literature, Science and Arts, University of Michigan

Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award ($400) in recognition of outstanding teaching and mentoring in areas related to the psychological study of social issues. Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (Division, 9 American Psychological Association)

Class of 1923 Memorial Teaching Award ($2500) in recognition of excellence in teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, College of Literature, Science and Arts, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Mentoring Award, Latina/o Psychology Students Association (Graduate Students), Department of Psychology, University of Michigan

Creative Accomplishments

Filmmaker — Co produced a short film based on a short story he wrote, Silences, which was screened in five International film festivals (2018-2019)

Ram Co-Curated a Multimedia, Art installation, Being Brown in Michigan, which opened at the Hatcher Art Gallery, University of Michigan on April 6, 2019

Ram wrote the screenplay and directed an Animation Browning Booth, April 2019

Ram is an amazing professor. He shows how exceptionally caring he is to each individual student, generous, and giving of himself and his time to help each student… I like how he encourages class participation from everyone and is great at engaging his students. His guest lecturers and field trip make everything we learn come alive. I like the activities he has us do to be contemplative. He has a way that made me always very immersed in each of my assignments.

Former Student