25th Anniversary Fellow
Rashmi Singh is an Associate Professor in International Relations at PUC Minas (Brazil). She is the co-founder and co-director of the Collaborative Research Network on Terrorism, Radicalisation and Organised Crime (TRAC), one of the leading research bodies in the field of terrorism and counter-terrorism in Latin America. She is also the Coordinator of the Research Laboratory and Projects in International Relations (LPPRI) at PUC Minas. Dr. Singh holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Delhi University (Delhi, India), a master’s degree in History from Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi, India) and a doctorate in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). She has regional expertise in the Middle East and South Asia. She is fluent in English, Hindi and Urdu, speaks advanced level Portuguese and has a working knowledge of Arabic. Prior to joining PUC Minas in early 2016, Dr. Singh was a Lecturer in Terrorism Studies at the Handa Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV, The University of St. Andrews, Scotland) where she was based from 2008 – 2016. She was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Terrorism (2013-2014). Dr. Singh also served as lead investigator on the START-funded project, ‘In the Eyes of the Beholder’ which developed metrics of success and failure in the Global War on Terror and the Global Jihad. She received the visiting professor’s scholarship from the Brazilian funding body CAPES in 2013/14 during which period she was a Visiting Professor with the International Relations Department of PUC Minas. Dr. Singh is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Conflict and Violence (IJCV) and an Associate Editor of Perspectives on Terrorism (PoT). She is currently also a Mentor for the International Counter-Terrorism Youth Network (ICTYN) Mentorship Programme. Her current projects explore the terrorist exploitation of illegal antiquities as well as probing how terrorist groups learn and innovate.