Serene Singh

DPhil Criminology



Serene Singh is a Criminology DPhil Candidate who attends the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar in association with Christ Church College.


Commencing her doctoral research in the fall of 2020, Singh's research explores the jurisprudence and ethics surrounding women on death row in the United States.

Singh is the Founder of The Serenity Project nonprofit which empowers marginalized women survivors through skills-based courses and mentorship programming and has worked for numerous individuals including Mrs. Obama in her Girls Opportunity Alliance mission. Singh plans to continue working to highlight the lived realities of women in all areas of life, especially those in the criminal justice system.


Singh holds a Suma Cum Laude BA from the University of Colorado in Political Science and Journalism as well as a Master's in Public Policy from the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. 

Research projects & programmes

Centre for Criminology