Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Prerna Singh — The impact of feminist movements in South Asia

The Impact of Feminist Movements in South Asia

Friday, March 17, 2023

12:00pm – 12:50pm

Joukowksy Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street

In recognition of Women's History Month, Prerna Singh will discuss the role of feminist movements in promoting gender equality and political change in South Asia. During this discussion she will touch on the successes and challenges of feminist movements in the region, and the potential for these movements to effect lasting change. Prerna Singh will be interviewed by MPA  student Hammi Sylla in a live recording of his talk show, "Let's Just Talk with Hammi,"show that is dedicated to bringing nuance and expertise to public discourse. 

This talk is part of a live podcast recording that will be shared on YouTube. 

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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 is a fellow of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research (CIFAR) and co-convenor of the Brown-Harvard-MIT Joint Seminar in South Asian Politics. 

Singh completed her PhD and MA from the Department of Politics at Princeton University, the tripos in Social and Political Studies from Cambridge University, UK, and a BA (Honors) in Economics from St Stephen’s College at Delhi University. Prior to joining Brown she was at the Department of Government at Harvard University. Singh is a recipient of the so-called ’brainy award’ from the Andrew Carnegie foundation, the Berlin prize from the American Academy of Berlin, the Stanley and Priscilla Kochanek prize from the American Institute of Indian Studies, the Charlotte Elizabeth Procter honorific fellowship from Princeton University, as well as fellowships from the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and the Center for Advanced Study for India (CASI) at the University of Pennsylvania.