Dr Supriya Singh, a University Grants Commission Fellow, received her MPhil and PhD degrees from the Department of Sociology at the University of Lucknow, India. She is at present pursuing her postdoctoral research in the same department. Having previously worked at the Centre of Globalization and Development Studies at the University of Allahabad, India, and as an Academic Councillor at the Indira Gandhi National Open University, India, she is currently working as Assistant Professor at Khun-Khun Ji P.G. College, Lucknow.
She has published one book, two book reviews and nine research articles in various journals, such as Economic and Political Weekly and Eastern Anthropologist, and she is a Hindi language editor for the journal Navrachana. Her areas of interest include development, stratification and mobility, problems of peasants, land transactions, social inequality, and gender issues in Indian villages. She has also written popular articles in national dailies on issues such as poverty, suicide among students, Naxalism, problems of elderly and widows, honor killings, environmental issues and problems in higher education.
Supriya wrote the module named “Dalit movement and Backward Caste Assertion in India” for the UGC e-Pathshala project. The Hindustan Times awarded her with the “Certificate of Honour” for a successful participation in the “HT Women Contest” in 2011 and 2013. The Social Active Welfare Trust and Lucknow University also gave her the “Yuva Shakti Samman” award for commendable and appreciative achievements as a scholar of Lucknow University in 2016.