Yashpal Jogdand

Yashpal Jogdand
Assistant Professor
CV Summary: 

I am broadly interested in studying social identity and intergroup relations. One particular focus of my research is studying how disadvantaged groups in society experience and manage/challenge issues of identity, status, morality and emotion.

Contact Information

Office - 428 C Block II (Mechanical)
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016
Office - +91 11 2659-1373
Email -

Research Areas

self and identity, intergroup conflict, humiliation, ostracism, social exclusion and rejection in intergroup and interpersonal relations, stereotypes and prejudice, leadership and mobilisation, psychology of oppression

Academic Background

2014 Ph.D. (Psychology) University of St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom

2011 M.Phil. (Social Psychology of Education) Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

2007 M. A. (Psychology) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.


Khan, S., Svensson, T. & Jogdand, Y., & Liu, J. (2017). Lessons from the past for the future: The definition and mobilisation of Hindu nationhood by the Hindu nationalist movement of India.
Journal of Social and Political Psychology. 5(2), 477-511. doi:10.5964/jspp.v5i2.736

Jogdand, Y. (2017). Pursuit of ‘life of the mind’ in contemporary India. UNESCO Revue des Femmes Philosophes.

Jogdand, Y., Khan, S. & Mishra, A. K. (2016). Understanding the Persistence of Caste: A Commentary on Cotterill, Sidanius, Bhardwaj & Kumar (2014). Journal of Social and Political Psychology. 4(2), 554–570

Reicher, S. & Jogdand, Y. (2016). Identity, emotion and mobilisation. In C. Howarth & E. Andreouli (Eds.), The Social Psychology of Everyday Politics. London: Routledge.

Jogdand, Y. & Sinha, C. (2015). Can leaders transform humiliation into a creative force? Journal of leadership studies. 9 (3), 75-77.

Reicher, S., Jogdand, Y., & Ryan, C. (2015). Political participation is self-interest...But not in the way you might think. In N. Manning (Ed.), Political (dis)engagement and the changing nature of the 'political'. Bristol: Policy Press.

Jogdand, Y. (2013, 7 January). 'Humiliated by caste: Understanding emotional consequences of identity denial' Early Career Researcher Forum, International Society of Political Psychology. Retrieved from http://www.ispp.org/ecc/blog/humiliated-by-caste-understanding-emotional...



Jogdand, Y. (July, 2017). “Emotional Engagement: The uses of humiliation in the mobilisation speeches of B.R. Ambedkar. Paper presented as part of the symposium ‘engaged followership: Conceptual and empirical extensions’ at General Meeting of EASP 2017, Granada, Spain.

Jogdand, Y. (October, 2016). “Hindutva is not a word but a History” Identity and History in the Ideological Manifestos of the Hindu Nationalist Movement in India. Paper presented at the International Summit on Political Psychology, O. P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India.

Jogdand, Y. (January, 2016). Humiliation in Classroom: Implications and Interventions for Counselors. Paper presented at Third International Conference On Counselling, Psychotherapy and Wellness, Christ University, Bengaluru.

Jogdand, Y. (December, 2015). Humiliation in Classroom Interactions: Identification, Experience and Interventions. Paper presented at 6th Annual International Conference of the Comparative Education Society of India “Education – Domination, Emancipation and Dignity” Azim Premji University, Bengaluru.

Jogdand, Y. & Reicher, S. (December, 2014). Which Self? Whose Interest? Dalit Politics and the Neoliberal notion of self-interest. Paper presented at conference at the conference on Democracy and Dalit Politics in Neoliberal times, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Jogdand, Y. & Reicher, S (August, 2013). Humiliation is a Group based Emotion: Experimental Evidence from UK and India. Paper presented at British Psychological Society (BPS), Annual Social Psychology Section Conference, University of Exeter, U.K.

Jogdand, Y. & Reicher, S (August, 2012). You are angry and outraged but your hands are tied! Responses to Group based Humiliation among Dalits in India. Paper presented at British Psychological Society (BPS), Annual Social Psychology Section Conference, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK


Invited Speaker (February, 2016). Classroom Humiliation. Department of Psychology, Mount Carmel College, Bangalore.

Invited Speaker (January, 2016). Humiliation in Classrooms. India Gateway Program (IGP), St. Olaf College, United States and Office of International Affairs, Christ University, Bangalore.

Invited Speaker (November, 2015). The myth and realities of publishing. Faculty development program 2015 (out bound training) organized by department of psychology, Christ University, India.

Invited Speaker (Oct., 2014). Humiliation: Understanding its nature, experience and consequences. SEORG (Social, Environmental and Organizational Psychology research group) lab meeting, Psychology, University of Exeter, U.K.

Invited Speaker (July, 2011). “Caste, Social Identity and Humiliation: Towards a Social Psychology of Caste”. Tarabai Shinde Women Study Centre, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Maharashtra, India.


• Organised One Day International Conference on “Creating Resilient Families and Communities” on 19th December 2017 at IIT Delhi in collaboration with the India Pollution Control Association (IPCA), India Development Service (IDS), and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UWW). (with Prof. Purnima Singh, IIT Delhi)

• Organised and taught GIAN Course on “The Psychology of Groups, Influence and Power” (8 -12 January 2018) sponsored by MHRD at IIT Delhi. (with Prof. Steve Reicher, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom)

• Organised One Day International Conference on “Towards a Psychology of Social Change: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue” on 13th January 2018 at Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi in collaboration with ICSSR. (with Prof. Purnima Singh, IIT Delhi)


UKIERI - UGC Research Grant (2017-2020)

(with Huseyin Cakal, Sammyh Khan, Clifford Stott, Arvind Mishra, Gazi S.) "Social Identity, Well-Being and Civic Participation among Social and Ethnic Groups in India" (£198,668) This interdisciplinary project examines the role of social psychological factors (e.g. social identity and emotion) and political factors (e.g. civic participation and mobilization) in promoting psychological and physiological well-being among different social and ethnic groups in India.



MEMBER, Editorial Board,
Asian Journal of Social Psychology (2018 - )

MEMBER, Editorial Board,
Journal of Social and Political Psychology (2014 - )

Has reviewed for -

European Journal of Social Psychology
Group Processes and Intergroup Relations
Journal of Social and Political Psychology
Journal of Leadership Studies
Asian Journal of Social Psychology
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Publon Profile - https://publons.com/a/1309003/


Selected Participant (August, 2012). European Association of Social Psychology Summer School (August, 2012), University of Limerick, Ireland. Workshop: Morality in Self, Emotion, and Social relations; Teachers: Prof. Colin Wayne Leach (University of Connecticut, USA) & Dr. Patricia M. Rodriguez Mosquera (Wesleyan University, USA).


Abdulaziz Alsagar Young Faculty Incentive Fellowship, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Overseas Ph.D. Scholarship (2011-2014), Department of Social Welfare, Government of Maharashtra, India (Full Scholarship; Value = £ 72, 900)

Postgraduate Travel Grant (August, 2012), European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) (Value = € 800)

Awarded Ideal Student-2003 for remarkable curricular and extra-curricular performance by Government College of Arts and Science, Aurangabad, India.

Awarded Certificate of Merit for obtaining distinction and university rank 3 in M.A. Psychology by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, India.

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for M.Phil. & Ph.D. (2009-2013), University Grants Commission, India.