Sukhmani Singh, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sukhmani Singh is an assistant professor at the School of Social Work and affiliate faculty member of the Center on Community Safety, Policing and Inequality at the School of Law, University of Connecticut. She is an applied developmental-community psychologist and completed her doctorate and post-doctorate at New York University.

Broadly, Dr. Singh’s research is anchored in intersectional and decolonial frameworks and her scholarship aims to advance systems change, particularly at the nexus of the juvenile legal and education systems. She is a mixed-methods researcher who deeply values and engages in critical participatory research as an important praxis that lifts the lived experiences of those most impacted (e.g., systems-impacted girls of color) by unjust systems to advance structural solutions to social injustice.

Currently, Dr. Singh is the Principal Investigator of a grant awarded by the Ms. Foundation for Women. Anchored in the “no research about us, without us” mantra, this project seeks to engage young women co-researchers directly impacted by the juvenile legal system to both create and disseminate policy-based recommendations to both juvenile and education systems to effectively serve the educational needs of systems-impacted youth.

Dr. Singh was recently selected as a SCRA Research Scholar. She was also appointed co-chair to the Gender Responsiveness Workgroup of the Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee (JJPOC), established to evaluate policies related to the juvenile justice system in Connecticut.

Curriculum Vitae
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Sukhmani Singh
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Phone(959) 200-3675
Office LocationRoom 321 HSSW