Navsharan Singh


Navsharan Singh is an author and activist. She has a strong background in women’s rights, human rights and farmers’ movements. Through her published work she has made contributions to the understanding of state impunity for mass violence as well as to the understanding of sexual violence against women. Her current work is on agrarian crisis and farmers’ movement in India. She holds degrees in economics, political economy, and a Ph. D in political science from Carleton University, Canada.

She has researched and published widely on citizenship, sexual violence, Dalit women’s land rights, labour rights and reparations for mass violence. Her published works include Landscapes of Fear: Understanding Impunity in India (Co-Ed) (Zubaan 2015); contributions to Splintered Justice Living the Horror of Mass Communal Violence in Bhagalpur and Gujarat (Three Essays collective 2016); Writing Dalit women in political economy of agrarian crisis and resistance in Punjab (2017); Continents Wide and Layers Deep - The Ready-made Garment Industry in the Times of Restructuring; Sexual Violence and Impunity in South Asia Zubaan Publications, 2017 and This Land Is Mine, I Am Not Of This Land: CAA-NRC And The Manufacture Of Statelessness, (Co-ed), Speaking Tiger, 2021.

Navsharan has managed to combine scholarship with an intense engagement with social justice and rights movements. Her work has enabled her to address different audiences and has allowed her to engage in academic, literature, art and culture, women’s and farmers’ movements, and democratic rights spheres in India. She writes in English and Punjabi.



Food Sovereignty: Toward Belonging and Climate Justice
This session explores how, socially, economically, politically, and environmentally, the local and global food crises increase social, political, and environmental challenges. The panel will also help us imagine a food system and food movement that is glocal (local and global), inclusive, and responsive to the needs of marginalized people and our planet for climate resilience and belonging. At home, there are more than 46 million Americans who are food insecure, and around the world, almost 2 billion– a quarter of our fellow humans suffer from (hidden and chronic) hunger. In the last 30 years...