Arathy Puthillam is a PhD student at the Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego. Her research interests lie at the intersections of social, moral, and political psychology. In other words, she studies how our social groups affect us.

Before this, she was at the Department of Psychology at Monk Prayogshala, a not-for-profit research organization based in Mumbai in India.

Her non-academic interests include reading books and talking about Taylor Swift.

Download my curriculum vitae.

  • Social Psychology
  • Moral Psychology
  • Political Psychology
  • PhD in Management, 2022-Present

    Rady School of Management, University of San Diego

  • MA in Applied Psychology, 2017

    University of Mumbai

  • BA, with a Major in Psychology, 2015

    St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Mumbai



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Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego
PhD Student
Sep 2022 – Present La Jolla, California
Monk Prayogshala
Senior Research Assistant
Jul 2017 – Aug 2022 Mumbai, India

Responsibilities included:

  • Academic research
  • Research communication
  • Supervision and Mentoring
  • Project management
CACTUS Communication (Editage)
Contractual editor
CACTUS Communication (Editage)
Jan 2018 – Dec 2021 Mumbai, India
Scientific manuscript editing for ESL authors in the fields of healthcare, psychology, public administration, applied economics, and political science.