Ranjit Singh

 photo of Dr. SinghPh.D., University of Virginia

 Areas of specialization:

  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Middle Eastern Politics


Scholarly achievements:

Professor Singh has authored book chapters and articles that have appeared in Middle East International, Middle East Report, The Digest of Middle East Studies,  Small Wars Journal, The Islamic Monthly, and elsewhere. He has received research grants from the Social Science Research Council, the UVa Center on Religion and Democracy, the American Center for Oriental Research, and other institutions.

Through nongovernmental organizations such as the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, The Carter Center, and Democracy International, Dr. Singh has served as an accredited international observer of elections held in South Africa (1994), Namibia (1994), Bangladesh (1996), Liberia (1997), Palestine (1996, 2005, and 2006), and Afghanistan (2009).

He co-founded and formerly directed (2008-2011) UMW’s Middle East Studies Certificate program. In 2007, he received UMW’s Giving Tree Award.

Recent activities include a feature interview, titled “Reflections on the Arab Spring,” broadcast on the “With Good Reason” public radio program (January 2012), and the delivery of the keynote address for the “Conflict, Collapsed States, and Social Movements in the Contemporary Middle East and Asia” workshop organized by the Center for Islamic Area Studies at Kyoto University and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (October 2011).

To send e-mail to Professor Singh:  rsingh@umw.edu