What is your name?
Dr. Sourabh Singh.
What kind of work do you do in the College?
I am an assistant professor in the Sociology Department. I teach, do research and engage in service in the department, profession and community.
Why did you decide to become an academic?
I decided to become an academic because I have always enjoyed reading, writing and research work. In academia, one is expected to regularly publish research work. Publishing research typically requires one to continuously read about the latest findings in the field and critically engage with them in writing one’s own research work. Thus, academia is the perfect place for me.
What do you find most fulfilling about your job?
The most fulfilling aspect of my job as an academic is the opportunity to explore, document, and explain new aspects of social life and then to share my findings with the members of the research community.
What are you working on or teaching right now that has your excited professionally?
I am currently working on various empirical projects that examine the role of career bureaucrats in the formulation and implementation of state policies. My case study is the population control policy of the postcolonial Indian state during the 1975-77 period.
Dr. Singh is an assistant professor in the sociology department at Florida State University. You can learn more about Dr. Singh here.
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