Sachil Singh

Assistant Professor (adjunct), Queen's University, Post-doctoral Fellow, Surveillance Studies Centre, Canada, Co-Editor Big Data and Society

Dr. Sachil Singh
Dr. Sachil Singh

Dr. Singh is an Assistant Professor (adjunct) in the Department of Sociology at Queen's University, where he teaches the department's largest course, Introduction to Sociology, to over 800 students. He is also a post-doctoral fellow at the SSC responsible for: collating research findings from all three streams of the SSHRC-funded Big Data Surveillance (BDS) research project and presenting these to the BDS Partnership Team on an ad hoc basis; helping to organize a final BDS research conference, and; providing feedback on SSC Partnership Grant applications. The fellowship also allows him to advance his own research agenda. 

Dr. Singh's main areas of focus are medical sociology, critical race studies and algorithmic inequality. This has allowed him to research topics as varied as credit scoring in South Africa and healthcare in Canada. The common thread in all his work is attention to the racial outcomes of digital sorting technologies. His recent publications on this include: a co-authored article (with Val Steeves) in Social Science and Medicine on the contested meanings of race/ethnicity in medical literature, and an article in The Conversation which highlights concerns with racial surveillance during the current pandemic. He has also published in leading journals such as Security Dialogue, contributed to Transparent Lives: Surveillance in Canada, and has co-edited a Special Issue in Surveillance & Society.

Dr. Singh is also Co-Editor for the journal Big Data and Society with particular interests in health, race and surveillance.

Email: sachil.singh@queensu.ca

Twitter: @sachil_singh

Telephone: 
613-533-6000 ext. 74876