JENNIFER S. SINGH
Associate Professor of Sociology
School of History and Sociology
Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
Georgia Institute of Technology
221 Bobby Dodd Way Atlanta, GA 30332-0225
|Ph. D.||2010||University of California, San Francisco||Sociology|
|M.P.H||2003||University of Washington||Public Health Genetics|
|B.S.||1993||California Polytechnic State University||Biological Sciences|
Associate Professor, School of History and Sociology Spring 2017 – present
Georgia Institute of Technology
Assistant Professor, School of History and Sociology Fall 2011 – 2017
Georgia Institute of Technology
Full Time Instructor, Dept. of Sociology and Criminal Justice Fall 2010 – 2011
Kennesaw State University
Research Assistant, Center for Integration of Research Fall 2004 – 2008
On Genetics and Ethics (CIRGE), Stanford University
ASPH Research Fellow, Office of Public Health Genomics Fall 2003 – 2004
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
ASPH Research Intern, Office of Laboratory Genomics Summer 2002
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Senior Research Associate, Dept. of Molecular Biology 1995 – 2001
Biochemical Technician, Cell Culture Operations 1993 – 1995
Singh, Jennifer S. 2016. Multiple Autisms: Spectrums of Advocacy and Genomic Science, Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press.
Reviewed in Contemporary Journal of Sociology, British Medical Journal, New Genetics and Society, Social History of Medicine, Sociological Inquiry, Annals of Science, Sociology of Health and Illness, American Journal of Sociology, Contemporary Sociology, Configurations, History of Psychiatry, The Oral History Review, Disability and Society, and History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Hong, Alice and Jennifer S. Singh. “Contextualizing the Social and Structural Constraints of Accessing Autism Services among Single Black Female Caregivers” International Journal of Child Health and Human Development 12(4): 365-378. Free Access Online: http://www.novapublishers.org/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=66302
Singh, Jennifer S. and Bunyak, Garrett*. “Autism Disparities: A Systematic Review and Meta-Ethnography of Qualitative Research,” Qualitative Health Research, Vol. 29(6) 769-808. Free Access Online: https://journals-sagepub-com.prx.library.gatech.edu/doi/10.1177/1049732318808245
2018 Singh, Jennifer S. “Contours and Constraints of an Autism Genetic Database: Scientific, Social, and Digital Species of Biovalue,” Tecnoscienza, 9(2): 61-88. Free Access Online http://www.tecnoscienza.net/index.php/tsj/article/view/357/224
Singh, Jennifer S. 2017. “Black Villages, Empathy, and Collective Value: Principle that Guide an Intersectional Understanding of Autism Inequalities,” Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience 3(1). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.28968/cftt.v3i1.220.g244
Singh, Jennifer S. 2016. “Parenting Work and Autism Trajectories of Care.” Sociology of Health & Illness. 38(7): 1106-1120. Virtual Abstract: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-9566.12437/abstract
Singh, Jennifer S. 2015. “Narratives of Participation in Autism Genetics Research,” Science, Technology & Human Values 40(2): 227-249.
Singh, Jennifer. 2011.“The Vanishing Diagnosis of Asperger’s Disorder” Pp. 237-259 in Sociology of Diagnosis (Advances in Medical Sociology, Volume 12), edited by PJ McGann and David J. Hutson. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Singh, Jennifer, Judy Illes, Laura Lazzeroni, and Joachim Hallmayer. 2009. “Trends in US autism research funding,” Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorder, 39(5)(2009), 788-795.
Singh, Jennifer, Joachim Hallmayer and Judy Illes. 2007. “Interacting and paradoxical forces in neuroscience and society,” Nature Review Neuroscience, 8(February 2007), 153-159.
Singh, Jennifer S. “Addressing Atlanta’s Health Disparities through Community Service Approaches.” Saporta Report. March 1, 2020. https://saportareport.com/addressing-atlantas-health-disparities-through-community-service-approaches/
Singh, Jennifer, S. Review of exhibit EBOLA: People + Public Health + Political Will. David J. Sencer CDC Museum, Atlanta, GA. June 19, 2017 – June 15, 2018. The Public Historian, 40(4): 180-187.
Singh, Jennifer. 2017. Review of Testing Fate: Tay-Sachs Disease and the Right to Be Responsible by Shelly Reuter, NYT Press. Contemporary Sociology, 46(6): 710-711.
Singh, Jennifer. 2017. Review of Rethinking Autism: Diagnosis, Identity and Equality by Runswick-Cole, K., Mallett, R., and S. Timimi (Eds.) London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016.
Singh, Jennifer. 2013. Review of Seizing the Means of Reproduction: Entanglements of Feminism, Health, and Technoscience by Michelle Murphy, New Genetics and Society, 34(1): 112-116.cri
Singh, Jennifer S. 2019. “Multiple Autisms: Spectrums of Advocacy and Genomic Science” Keynote speaker for the conference “Autism, Genetic, & Identity: Exploring the Complexities of Autism Genetics Research.” Columbia University, June 11, 2019. http://braingenethics.cumc.columbia.edu/autism-genetics-identity/
Singh, Jennifer S. 2018. “Navigating Autism Services in a Structurally Unequal Society.” Presented at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Psychological and Brain Sciences and The Boltwood Project. October 21, Amherst, MA.
Singh, Jennifer S. 2018. “Intersectional Inequities: Structural Constraints of Navigating Autism Services.” Presented at The Five College Women’s Study Research Centers in collaboration with the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. October, 19, 2018, South Hadley, MA.
Singh, Jennifer. 2017. “Navigating Autism at the Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender.” Presented at U.C. Merced Sociology Colloquium Series, Sept. 15, Merced, CA.
Singh, Jennifer. 2017. “Structural Inequalities in ASD Diagnosis and Services at the Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender.” Presented Webinar for International Society for Autism Research Summer Institute Series, August 17. Available at http://www.autism-insar.org/page/Singh
Singh, Jennifer S. 2017. “Assessing Quality of Care in a Community-Based Autism Clinic.” Presented at the Autism Advisory Committee, March 30, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.
Singh, Jennifer S. 2017. “Navigating Intersectional Research.” Presented on Panel: Intersectionality: A Grant-Thinking Workshop at the Critical Juncture Conference: The Intersections of Race, Sexuality, Gender, and Disability, Emory University, March 17, Atlanta, GA.
Singh, Jennifer S. 2017. “Autism Inequalities to Diagnosis and Services based on Race, Ethnicity, SES, and Gender.” Presented at the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference Colloquium Series, Emory University, February 13, Atlanta, GA.
Singh, Jennifer. 2016. “Keynote on the State of Autism Research: Multiple Autisms.” Presented at the Autism Conference of Georgia, April 15, Peachtree City, GA.
Singh, Jennifer. 2016. “Multiple Autisms: Spectrums of Advocacy and Genomic Science.” Presented at the Georgia Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Seminar, Georgia State University, April 1, Atlanta, GA.
Singh, Jennifer. 2012. “Asperger and Identity in the Wake of DSM.” Presented at the Atlanta Autism Consortium Symposium, Georgia Tech, May 24, Atlanta, GA.
Singh, Jennifer. 2011. “Autism and the Impact of Emerging Technologies of Everyday Life.” Presented to the School of Interactive Computing Lab Meeting, Georgia Tech, September 15, Atlanta, GA.
Singh, Jennifer. 2010. “The Genetic Reclassification of Autism Spectrum Disorders.” Presented to the Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, May 19, San Francisco, CA.
“Social and Structural Barriers to Autism Services among Single Black Female Caregivers.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Meeting, San Francisco, California, Aug. 9, 2020 (Virtual).
“Ethical Care in the Context of Constrained Choices.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science, September 7, 2019, New Orleans, LA.
“Narratives of Navigating Autism Services among Low-Income African American Caregivers.” Paper presented at the Atlanta Autism Consortium: Break the Cycle of Autism Disparities: A Panel Discussion on Autism Equity. Emory School of Nursing, Atlanta, GA. Sept. 10, 2019.
“Autism Inequalities at the Intersection of Race, Social Class, and Gender.” Paper presented at the Annual American Sociology Association Meeting, August 13, 2019, New York, NY.
“Structural Inequities and Autism Disparities.” Paper presented at the International Society for Autism Research Meeting, May 4, 2019, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
“Evaluation of a Community-Based Autism Clinic in Atlanta, Georgia.” Poster presented at the International Society for Autism Research Meeting, May 4, 2019, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
“Single, Black, and Female: Intersectional Accounts of Navigating Autism Services.” Paper presented at the National Women’s Studies Association Meeting, November 8, 2018 Atlanta, GA.
“Intersectional Narratives of Navigating Autism Services.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 12, 2018, Philadelphia, PA.
“Intersectional Narratives of Navigating Autism Services.” Paper presented at the International Society for Justice Research Annual Meeting, July 26, 2018, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
“How do Black Lives Matter in Biomedical Research, Teaching and Practice?” Panel discussion representing the Working Group on Race and Racism in Contemporary Biomedicine at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference, November 18, 2017, Baltimore, MD.
“Alternative Ways of Knowing: Black Caregivers of Children with Autism. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science, September 2, 2017, Boston, MA.
“Autism Inequalities: An Intersectionality Approach.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 15, 2017, Montreal, Quebec Canada.
“Narratives of Structural Inequalities: Alternative Caregiver voices Navigating Autism Services.” Invited to present at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, August 11, 2017, Montreal, Quebec Canada. Featured SSSP abstract: https://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/569/locationSectionId/0/Featured_Abstracts
“Autism Disparities: Assessing Quality of Care and Structural Barriers to Diagnosis and Services.” Poster presented at the Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference, Georgia Aquarium, June 9, 2017, Atlanta, GA.
“Intersectional Inequalities to Autism Diagnosis and Services. Invited to present at the Annual Eastern Sociological Society, Feb. 23, 2017, Philadelphia, PA.
“Simplex Families, Complex Exchanges: Participation in an Autism Genomic Database.” Presenting at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science, September, Barcelona, Spain, September 2016.
“Parenting Work and Autism Trajectories of Care.” Presenting at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, August, Seattle, WA, August 2016.
“Autism Inequalities: An Ethnographic Approach to Investigating Individual, Social, and Structural Barriers to Diagnosis and Educational Services.” Presented at the Atlanta Autism Consortium Research Symposium, Emory University, September 24, Atlanta, GA.
“Autism Genomes in the Cloud: The Influence of Parent Advocacy on Open Science,” Society for Social Studies of Science, Denver, CO, November 14, 2015.
“Genomic Styles of Thought in Autism Research,” American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA. August 2014.
“Transformative and Professional Parenting in the Social World of Autism,” Society for Social Studies of Science, San Diego, CA, October 2013
“The Vanishing Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome: Identity, Stigma and Everyday Life,” American Sociological Association, New York, NY, August, 2013.
“Parenting a Child with Autism: Reorientations in Everyday Life,” Southern Sociological Society, Atlanta, GA, April 2013.
“The Diagnostic Odyssey of Autism,”Southern Sociological Society, Atlanta, GA, April, 2013.
“Redefining Autism through a Genetic Lens,” Society for Social Studies of Science, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 2012.
“Misguided Hope in Autism Genetics Research,” American Sociological Association, Denver, CO, August 2012.
“The Social Contract of a Medical Diagnosis: Implications of the exclusion of ‘Asperger’s disorder’ in the DSM-5,” Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, LA, March 2012.
“Styles of Participation in the Simons Simplex Collection and Ethical Implications of Genetics Research,” International Meeting for Autism Research, Toronto, Canada, May 2012 (Poster
“Collaborations, Consortia and Collections Fueling Autism Research,” Society for Social Studies of Science, Cleveland, OH, November 2011.
“Autism Health Social Movements and the Production of Genetic Knowledge,” American Sociological Association, Las Vegas, NV, August 2011.
“The Genetic Imagination of Autism Spectrum Disorder,” American Sociological Association, Atlanta, GA, August 2010.
“Imagining the Future of Autism Spectrum Disorders,” Society for Social Studies of Science, Washington, DC, October 2009.
“The Genetic Understanding of Autism: Perspectives from Adults on the Autism Spectrum,” American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, August 2009.
“The Social World of Autism: Perspectives from Adults on the Autism Spectrum,” International Meeting for Autism Research, Chicago, IL, May 2009. (Poster)
“Trends in Autism Research Funding,” International Meeting for Autism Research, London, England, May 2008 (Poster).
“The Silent Voices of Autism,” Society for Social Studies of Science, Vancouver, Canada, November 2006.
“A paradoxical relationship of scientific and public discourse in autism research,” Society for Neuroscience, Atlanta, GA, October 2006 (Poster).
National Institute of General Medical Sciences Fellowship, U.C. San Francisco, 2004-2009. National Institutes of Health.
Association of Schools of Public Health Research Fellowship, 2003, 2004. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Association of Schools of Public Health Research Internship, 2003. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Courses Taught at Georgia Institute of Technology
Introduction to Sociology (Undergrad)
Sociology of Science (Undergrad)
Seminar in Medicine, Health and Society (Undergrad)
Special Topics: Health Inequalities – Service Learning Course (Undergrad)
Sociology of Medicine & Health (Undergrad and Graduate) (Service Learning 2017- 2020)
Jennifer Singh – Curriculum Vitae 3
Race, Medicine, & Science (Undergrad) – Service Learning and Linked with BMED 3600
Social Studies of Science and Technology (Graduate)
Social and Cultural Studies of Biomedicine (Graduate)
Socio-Historical Research Methods (Graduate)
Courses Taught at Kennesaw State University
Introduction to Sociology (Undergrad)
Social Organization (Undergrad)
Society, Community and Health (Undergrad)
HSOC Sociology Search Committee, 2015-2016,
HSOC Executive Committee, 2012-2014; 2017-2018
HSOC Search Committee for Sports Studies Homer Rice Chair, 2012
Ivan Alan Legacy Awards Committee, 2012
Manuscript Review for: University of Chicago Press, Polity Press, University of Washington Press, Routledge Press
Journal reveiw for: Social Science and Medicine, New Genetics and Society, American Journal of Bioethics, BioSocieties, Science, Technology and Human Values, Sociology of Health and Illness, Social Studies of Science
American Sociological Association
Society for Social Studies of Science
Southern Sociological Society
International Society for Autism Research
HONORS, AWARDS, AND GRANTS
Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR) Rapid Response Funding ($1,200). “The Social and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 among Low-Income African American Caregivers of Children with Developmental Disabilities.” Principle Investigator. https://projects.research.gatech.edu/project/social-and-economic-impacts-covid-19-among-low-income-african-american-caregivers-children
Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center (DILAC), Grant ($19,500). “Visualizing Autism Service Disparities in Metro Atlanta.” Principle Investigator. https://dilac.iac.gatech.edu/node/71
10 x 10 x TECH: 100 of the Institute’s Most Fascinating People: Teacher – Featured in the 2019 Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine, Fall 2019. https://issuu.com/gtalumni/docs/vol95_no3_low_res
Georgia Tech Emerging Leaders Program, 2019-2020 https://provost.gatech.edu/emerging-leaders
2019 Georgia Power Professor of Excellence Award
2019 Serve, Learn, Sustain (SLS) Award for Excellence in Sustainability Teaching
2019 Serve, Learn, Sustain Grant to develop Community Health-Linked course between HTS 3088 and BMED 3600 ($3,000)
2019 Thank a Teacher Award, Georgia Institute of Technology
2019 Healthy Heart Coalition Heart of Champions Award – for SLS collaborations
2019 Georgia Tech Foundation International Travel Grant, International Society for Autism Research Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec Canada ($2,500).
2018 Ivan Allen College Small Grants for Research, Georgia Tech ($15,000)
2018 Serve, Learn, Sustain Grant to develop Community Health-Linked courses
2017 Georgia Tech Foundation International Travel Grant, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec Canada ($2,500).
2017 Service, Learn, Sustain Grant to Develop Community Service Learning Component in Sociology of Medicine and Health Course, ($4,000).
2016 Georgia Tech Foundation International Travel Grant, Society for Social Studies of Science Conference, Barcelona, Spain ($2,600)
2016 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Research Center Grant ($50,000).
Thank a Teacher Award, CETL, Georgia Tech, 2012, 2013
Nominated by the UCSF Graduate Division for the 2011 Council of Graduate Schools/University Microfilms International Distinguished Dissertation Award in Humanities/Fine Art.
Anselm Strauss Special Award for Distinguished Qualitative Dissertation, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, UCSF, 2010.
Andrews Scholarship, School of Nursing, UCSF, 2009, 2010
Diana Forsythe Memorial Dissertation Award for Social Studies of Science Technology & Health, Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, UCSF, 2009.
Anselm Strauss Dissertation Research Award, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, UCSF, 2009.