Prerna Singh is the Mahatma Gandhi Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Brown University, a fellow of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research (CIFAR), and co-convenor of the Brown-Harvard-MIT Joint Seminar in South Asian Politics. Prior to working at Brown, she taught in the Government department at Harvard. Her research focuses on the improvement of human well-being, particularly as it relates to the promotion of social welfare and the mitigation of ethnic conflict and competition, identity politics, and South and East Asia. Her book, “How Solidarity Works for Welfare: Subnationalism and Social Development in India”, was awarded both the American Political Science Association’s Woodrow Wilson prize for the best book published in politics and international relations and the American Sociological Association’s Barrington Moore prize for the best book published in comparative historical sociology. Singh is also a co-editor of the “Routledge Handbook of Indian Politics” (with Atul Kohli). Singh has received multiple accolades for her work, including the “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, along with fellowships from the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and the Center for Advanced Study for India (CASI) at the University of Pennsylvania.