Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Watson Faculty Named CIFAR Fellows

July 18, 2019

Prerna Singh and Andrew Schrank

Andrew Schrank, Professor of Sociology, and International and Public Affairs, and Prerna Singh, Associate Professor of Political Science, and International and Public Affairs, are among 64 new fellows named by CIFAR, a Canadian-based global charitable organization that convenes extraordinary interdisciplinary researchers from around the world to address science and humanity’s most important questions.

Schrank will be a fellow in the CIFAR Innovation, Equity and the Future of Prosperity program, which examines how innovation can be beneficial to all, while Singh will be a fellow in the CIFAR Boundaries, Membership and Belonging program, which examines if it’s possible to have a world without “us” and “them.” Singh also already has an appointment in the CIFAR Successful Societies program. 

By supporting long-term interdisciplinary collaboration, CIFAR provides researchers with an unparalleled environment of trust, transparency and knowledge sharing. The organization’s time-tested model inspires new directions of inquiry, accelerates discovery and yields breakthroughs across borders and academic disciplines.