Post Doctoral Scholar
Ashwini is completing her Ph.D. in Social Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research examines (i) how people come to become deeply connected with socio-political groups and ideologies, and (ii) how they maintain and protect such identities and ideologies. Her work takes a multi-method approach in pursuing these questions, complementing traditional social psychology methods with big data and text analysis methods. Before discovering social psychology, Ashwini was a computer science engineer in India where she grew up. When she's not at work, Ashwini enjoys hanging out at coffee shops, listening to podcasts, and wandering around new cities.