Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Prerna Singh - New Potions in Old Bottles: Explaining the Differential Control of Smallpox in 19th Century Canton and Calcutta

Friday, October 14, 2016

2:10pm – 4:00pm

This program will take place at Harvard University.
K354, CGIS Knafel, 1737 Cambridge Street 

Reception to follow.

Assistant Professor Prerna Singh will discuss her current research project.

Prerna Singh is Mahatma Gandhi Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies and faculty fellow at the Watson Institute, and co-convenor of the Brown-Harvard-MIT Joint Seminar in South Asian Politics. She 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 Delhi University. Prior to joining Brown, she taught in the Department of Government at Harvard University. She has also been a junior fellow at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and held a pre-doctoral research fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study for India (CASI) at the University of Pennsylvania.

Her book, How Solidarity Works for Welfare: Subnationalism and Social Development in India, is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. Her articles have been published in several journals, including Comparative Political Studies,Comparative Politics, World Development, World Politics, and Studies in Comparative International Development. Singh is also the co-editor of the Handbook of Indian Politics (Routledge 2013).

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics