Assistant Professor

Ms Daigy Varghese

Department of Psychology


  1. Critical Psychology
  2. Qualitative research
  3. Ethnographic studies



Mahatma Gandhi University
BA (Psychology)


Pondicherry Central University
MSc (Applied Psychology)


IIT Hyderabad
MPhil (Psychology)


  • February 2022- July 2022 – Research Associate – IIT Hyderabad

Research Interests

  • Critical and analytical explorations of topics that are less researched in the field of psychology, particularly from an interdisciplinary perspective.
  • Areas of interest and research works primarily concentrate on critical psychology, discourse analysis, gender studies, masculinity studies, women and work, digital media, and ethnographic studies.

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2022 – Research excellence award – IIT Hyderabad

List of Publications

Recent Publications
  • Informal Work from Home: Understanding Vulnerability and Well-being among Women in Kudumbashree Microenterprises- Varghese, D., & Ranganathan, S - Asian Women, 38(4), 23-50 (2022).
  • From texts to contexts: the relevance of digital ethnography in a Foucauldian discourse analysis of online gender talk in Kerala- Varghese, D., & Ranganathan, S- Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, (ahead-of-print). (2022)
  • Juxtaposing The Great Indian Kitchen and the Kudumbashree: Women, Work and Agency in Kerala- Varghese, D., & Ranganathan, S- Indian Journal of Human Development, 15(2), 353-362 (2021).
  • Predictors of health behaviours among Indian college students: an exploratory study- Chawak, S., Chittem, M., Aswini, S., Varghese, D., & Epton, T- Health Education, 120(2), 179-195 (2020).

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