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Supriya Singh

Adjunct professor, Department of Social Inquiry, La Trobe University

I am a writer and sociologist of money and migration. My current research is on domestic economic abuse among the Anglo-Celtic and Indian communities in Australia. Gender is a continuing motif in my research on globalization and money, the sociology of money and banking, the sociology of migration and remittances, and the user-centred design of information and communication technologies. My latest book is 'Domestic Economic Abuse: The Violence of Money' (2021:Routledge). My other recent books are 'Money, Migration and Family: India to Australia' (2016: Palgrave Macmillan). My other recent books are 'Globalization and Money: A Global South Perspective (2013: Rowman & Littlefield), and 'The Girls Ate Last' (2013: Angsana Publications). I am an Adjunct Professor, Department of Social Inquiry, La Trobe University


  • 2020–present
    Honorary Professor, Graduate School of Business and Law
  • 2005–2019
    Professor, Sociology of Communications, RMIT
  • 2008–2014
    Leader, Smart Services Cooperative Research Centre


  • 1995 
    La Trobe University, PhD/Sociology and Anthropology
  • 1967 
    Drew University, Madison, N.J, MA/Political Science
  • 1965 
    Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, MA / Sociology and Anthropology


  • 2019
    The daughter-in-law questions remittances: Changes in the gender of remittances among Indian migrants to Australia, Global Networks, 19(2), 197-217.
  • 2016
    Money, Migration and Family: India to Australia, Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2013
    The Girls Ate Last, Angsana Publications
  • 2013
    Remittances as a Currency of Care: Contested Representations of Money and the Idea of Family, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 36(1): 50-64,
  • 2013
    Globalization and Money: A Global South Perspective, Rowman and Littlefield
  • 2012
    Money management and control in the Indian joint family across generations., The Sociological Review, 60(1), 46-67.
  • 1997
    Marriage Money: The Social Shaping of Money in Marriage and Banking, Allen and Unwin
  • 1991
    The Bankers: Australia's Leading Bankers Talk about Banking Today, Allen and Unwin
  • 1984
    On the Sulu Sea, Angsana Publications
  • 1984
    Bank Negara Malaysia: The First 25 Years 1959-1984, Bank Negara Malaysia

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    Smart Services CRC
    Project Leader
    Funding Source:
    Smart Services CRC

Research Areas

  • Family And Household Studies (160301)
  • Gender Specific Studies (169901)
  • Sociology (1608)
  • Migration (160303)
  • Globalisation And Culture (200206)


RMIT University Research Excellence Award, College of Business, 2014