Dr. Sabina S. Singh has been engaged in political research and practice for the past two decades. In the mid-1990s, after completing a Master’s degree at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, she returned to her home town of Kamloops BC and began non-profit work. This aligned with the research and training she had done in participatory action research, for which she completed a certificate in Ottawa. She co-founded the SHOP program which supported street susceptible people and people in the sex-trade. She helped to create the Women’s Emergency Bed and Breakfast and was a board member of the Kamloops Women’s Resource Centre.
Sabina’s work and qualifications attracted the attention of the college in Kamloops and she was asked to teach her first political science courses at the age of 27. Around 2003, Sabina was asked to apply for work in Nanaimo BC, and later that same year at Camosun College in Victoria. After five years of teaching she began her PhD program at Simon Fraser University, which offered part-time studies for working parents. After completing her course work and comprehensive exams in international relations and comparative politics, Sabina was again asked to move, this time to the esteemed University of Victoria, to teach comparative politics, development politics and African politics. In 2008, while teaching at UVIC, Sabina completed fieldwork for her PhD in Uganda. She interviewed and did primary research mainly among established politicians and political representatives in Kampala. While there, Sabina also took a course in advanced research methodology at the well-regarded Centre for Basic Research.
Sabina has had a strong teaching career and is now working to develop her publications from among her dissertation and many conference papers. She is developing a research program around a concept of democratisation that includes national, local, international and global levels of governance.
Because of Sabina’s teaching experience in colleges and universities around BC, she has a strong proficiency in many areas of Canadian politics and contemporary Canadian events. She has written a column for the local Kamloops newspaper in the past and has been a member of Fair Vote Canada