Supriya’s research focuses on the sociology of money and banking; migration, remittances and the transnational family; globalisation, financial inclusion, user centred design of information and communication technologies; and methodological issues relating to qualitative research.
Awards and prizes
- 2014 RMIT University Research Excellence Award
- 2014 RMIT Business Research Excellence Award - Best book by an academic
- 2006 RMIT Research Awards: RMIT Innovation Award Team, Business Portfolio (Jointly with Prof Margaret Jackson and Dr Roslyn Russell).
- 2005 Certificate of Recognition from the Sikh Welfare Council of Victoria, for the exhibition “Textiles and Tales: Punjabi Women in Victoria”.
- 1995 The Jean Martin Prize, 1995 for the best Sociology PhD thesis in Australia, 1993-1995, by the Australian Sociological Association. The Jean Martin Prize is the most coveted research award in sociology in Australia and is awarded after a peer review of doctoral theses over a two year period.
- 1981 Journalist of the Year awarded by the Malaysian Press Institute, Kuala Lumpur
- 1965 The Jawaharlal Nehru Gold Medal for being the most outstanding student of Delhi School of Economics, Delhi, India, 1965.
- Co-convenor, Asia@RMIT
- Research and PhD supervision
- BA (Hons, English Literature) University of Delhi
- MA (Sociology), University of Delhi
- MA (Political Science), Drew University, Madison, NJ
- PhD (Sociology and Anthropology), La Trobe University
- 2011-present Member, Program Board of the International Conference on Internationalization, Design and Global Development (IDGD2013)
- 2011- present Board Member, Communications Policy Research South (CPRsouth)
- 2002 – 2008 Director and Secretary, Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne)
- 2001-2002 President, Sikh Welfare Council of Victoria, Inc.
- 1993-1998 Consumer representative on the Australian Payments System Council which advised the Federal Treasurer on the payments system
- 1994-1998 Counsellor, Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)
- 1990-1994 Member, Management Committee, Consumer Credit Legal Service, Victoria
- Singh, S. (2018). Indian migrants and their transnational families: Communication across time and borders In: Transnational Migrations in the Asia-pacific: Transformative Experiences in the Age of Digital Media, Rowman & Littlefield, London and New York
- Singh, S. (2018). The daughter-in-law questions remittances: changes in the gender of remittances among Indian migrants to Australia In: Global Networks, , 1 - 21
- Liddell, M.,Blake, M.,Singh, S. (2017). Over-represented and misunderstood: Pacific young people and juvenile justice in NSW In: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 50, 529 - 547
- Singh, S. (2017). Money and family relationships: the biography of transnational money In: Money Talks: Explaining How Money Really Works, Princeton University Press, Princeton, United States
- Singh, S. (2017). Financial inclusion as practice: microfinance and mobile money In: International Development: A Global Perspective on Theory and Practice, Sage, Los Angeles, United States
- Godinho, V.,Venugopal, S.,Singh, S.,Russell, R. (2017). When exchange logics collide: Insights from remote Indigenous Australia In: Journal of Macromarketing, 37, 153 - 166
- De Koker, L.,Singh, S.,Capal, J. (2017). Closure of bank accounts of remittance service providers: Global challenges and community perspectives in Australia In: University of Queensland Law Journal, 36, 119 - 154
- Singh, S. (2017). The future of money is shaped by the family practices of the Global South In: Money in a Human Economy, Berghahn Books, New York, United States
- Singh, S. (2017). Money flows, gender and family among Indian migrants to Australia In: Routledge Handbook of the Indian Diaspora, Routledge, New York, United States
- Singh, S. (2016). Money, migration and family: India to Australia, Springer, New York, United States
- Families at Risk Deciding on Personal Debt. Funded by: TPA Consumer Trust Grant pre-2014 from (2005 to 2005)
1 PhD by Publication Completions and 8 PhD Completions and 3 Masters by Research Completions4 PhD Current Supervisions