Prerna Singh

Prerna Singh is Mahatma Gandhi Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Brown University. She holds appointments across Political Science and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, and is also affiliated with the Departments of Sociology and the Center for Contemporary South Asia. Singh’s research focuses on the improvement of human well-being, particularly as it relates to the promotion of social welfare on the one hand, and to the mitigation of ethnic conflict and competition, on the other. Singh’s research has won numerous prizes across the disciplines of Political Science and Sociology. Her book, How Solidarity Works for Welfare: Subnationalism and Social Development in India (Cambridge University Press 2016), was awarded both the American Political Science Association’s  Woodrow Wilson prize for the best book published in politics and international relations, as well as the American Sociological Association’s Barrington Moore prize for the best book published in comparative historical sociology. Singh has co-edited the Handbook of Indian Politics (Routledge 2013), and is the author of numerous chapters in edited volumes as well as several prize-winning journal articles including in American Behavioral Scientist, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, World Development, World Politics, and Studies in Comparative International Development.

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