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

Prerna Singh has been named a member of the Andrew Carnegie Fellows Class of 2018. These fellowships support scholars and writers who are doing significant research, writing, and publishing in the humanities and social sciences. Singh is one of 31 fellows chosen from nearly 300 nominations.

Singh has also been named a Fall 2018 Berlin Prize Fellow. This fellowship will support her work on "a book that melds comparative politics, historical sociology, and public health to explore why polities with similar epidemiological, socioeconomic, and demographic conditions have been characterized by strikingly different levels of effectiveness in countering equivalently severe challenges posed by a disease."

"On behalf of the entire Watson community, I extend heartiest congratulations to Prerna Singh on winning not just one, but two extremely prestigious academic awards," said Watson Institute Director Edward Steinfeld. "Both prizes speak to the excellence of Prerna’s research and to its engagement with the most pressing social issues of our time.   What a wonderful celebration of an individual scholar and the broader academic community of which she is an indispensable part."

Prerna Singh is Mahatma Gandhi Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies and faculty fellow at the Watson Institute. Her research focuses on comparative politics, political economy of development, social welfare, and politics of South Asia and East Asia.