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Rahul Sambaraju
Assistant Professor, Psychology

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Discourse of Corruption and Anti-Corruption in, editor(s)Seabrook, J. , Corruption, Social Sciences and the Law: Exploration across the disciplines., London, Routledge, 2019, [McVittie, C. & Sambaraju, R.] Book Chapter, 2019

Sambaraju, R, Trolling as an accomplishment: Discursive approaches to examining online (Twitter) trolling, Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2019 Journal Article, 2019

Rahul Sambaraju, 'I've had women just scream because they saw me comin': Some epistemic issues in Black peoples' accounts of racism in India," , 69th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, Washington, D.C., 24-29 May, 2019, 2019 Conference Paper, 2019

Sambaraju, R.; Minescu, A., 'I have not witnessed it personally myself, but ': epistemics in managing talk on racism against immigrants in Ireland, European Journal of Social Psychology, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Making the Everyday Political: The Case of Janapada Geyalu as Protest Songs in the Telangana State Formation Movement, India in, editor(s)Dillane, A, Power, M., Devereuax, E. & Haynes, A. , Songs of Social Protest: International Perspectives, London, UK., Rowman & Littlefield International, 2018, pp234-251 , [Sambaraju, R.] Book Chapter, 2018

Sambaraju, R., "We are happy we welcome this decision what our Prime Minister has taken": Political subjectivities in populist politics during demonetization (2016) in India, Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 28, (6), 2018, p446-459- Journal Article, 2018

Sambaraju R, Sammon M, Harnett F, & Douglas E., 'Her choice of course': Negotiating legitimacy of 'choice' in abortion rights deliberations during the 'Repeal the Eighth' movement in Ireland., Journal of Health Psychology, 23, (8), 2017, p263-276 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Rahul Sambaraju, Chris McVittie, Karen Goodall, Andy McKinlay, 'Just an Excuse People Are Just Using These Days': Attending to and Managing Interactional Concerns in Talk on Exclusion of Immigrants, Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 36, (6), 2017, p654-674 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 27, 2, (2017), 97 - 178p, Sambaraju, R; McVittie, C., [eds.] Journal, 2017 URL

Rahul Sambaraju, Chris McVittie, The European Union and the refugee 'crisis': Inclusion, challenges, and responses, Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 27, (2), 2017, p99--104 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Rahul Sambaraju, Chris McVittie, Philip Nolan, 'This is an EU crisis requiring an EU solution': Nation and transnational talk in negotiating warrants for further inclusion of refugees, Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 27, (2), 2017, p169--178 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

R. Sambaraju, Book review: Arabella Lyon, Deliberative Acts: Democracy, Rhetoric, and Rights, Discourse & Society, 26, (3), 2015, p399--401 Journal Article, 2015

Mckinlay, A., Mcvittie, C., Sambaraju, R., 'This is ordinary behaviour': Categorization and culpability in Hamas leaders' accounts of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, British Journal of Social Psychology, 51, (4), 2012, p534-550 Journal Article, 2012

McVittie, C., Sambaraju, R., McKinlay, A., "There will only be lots of chit-chat": How Hamas leaders and media interviewers handle controversial topics, Research on Language and Social Interaction, 44, (1), 2011, p92-105 Journal Article, 2011

McVittie, C., McKinlay, A., Sambaraju, R., Social psychology, religion and inter-group relations: Hamas leaders' media talk about their vision for the future, Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 21, (6), 2011, p515-527 Journal Article, 2011

Sambaraju, R., Reiter, E., Logie, R., McKinlay, A., McVittie, C., Gatt, A., Sykes, C., What is in a text and what does it do: Qualitative evaluations of an NLG system - The BT-Nurse - Using content analysis and discourse analysis, ENLG 2011 - 13th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation, Proceedings, 2011, p22-31 Journal Article, 2011

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sambaraju, R., Oppression and access to postsecondary education: Caste-based exclusion in India, 2017, - Miscellaneous, 2017 URL

Research Expertise


Asylum Seekers & Refugees; COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION; Conversation and discourse analysis; Discourse & Dialogue; Discourse analysis; Emigration and the Irish overseas; Imigration policy, Colonial policy, political culture and national identity; Intercultural Communication ; Language and Identity; Mental Health & Communication; MIGRATION and CITIZENSHIP; Peace Psychology; political discourse; Political Participation; Political Psychology; Racism/Race Relations; Refugee/Immigrant Services



Member, American Psychological Association, Division 5

Member, International Society for Political Psychology

Member, International Pragmatics Association