Suvina Singal

Fellow 2023/2025

▌▌▌Phd candidate at Brown University
▌▌▌Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dr. Suvina Singal is a distinguished scholar and educator in the field of sociology, with a specialized focus on privacy law and data regulation. Currently a Ph.D. Candidate at Brown University, her research delves into the intricacies of data protection and privacy regulations in the United States and the European Union. Her dissertation aims to understand how fines are calculated under various privacy regulations, including the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the United States’ Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

Beyond her academic pursuits, Dr. Singal has a rich international background, having lived, worked, and studied in countries such as India, France, China, the U.S., and Denmark. She is fluent in English and Hindi, conversational in Mandarin Chinese, and is currently learning Danish with the intention of establishing a long-term career in Denmark.

As an educator, she has taught courses like Sociological Theory and Introduction to Sociology, fostering critical thinking and engagement among her students. Her responsibilities include grading assignments, designing courses, and leading weekly discussions, as evidenced by her experience as a Teaching Assistant at Brown University.

Dr. Singal has also served as a Research Assistant, contributing to studies on health information technology and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in the U.S. Her skills in both qualitative and quantitative research methods make her a versatile researcher.

Her professional journey includes roles beyond academia. She has explored opportunities in user and design research and has applied social science methods to policy and business. She has also worked as an Editor at China Policy, where she focused on complex Chinese policy topics, and as a Project Executive at Development Solutions Europe Ltd., assessing the impacts of free-trade agreements between the EU and various Asian countries.

Dr. Singal’s commitment to research and education, her international experience, and her multidisciplinary approach make her a valuable asset to the academic community and beyond. Her work continues to shape discussions on privacy law, data regulation, and social inequalities, making her a respected figure in sociology and related fields.

She has also been a Visiting Researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and has experience working with UN Women, focusing on the enforcement and impact of the Chinese Anti-Domestic Violence Law.

With her diverse skill set, including proficiency in NVivo for data analysis and a certification in HSK 4 for Chinese language proficiency, Dr. Singal is well-equipped to contribute to both academic and policy-oriented discussions. Her work exemplifies a commitment to advancing knowledge, promoting inclusivity, and addressing societal challenges, making her a significant voice in contemporary debates on privacy, data protection, and social justice.

  • Brown University