Anneliese Singh

Author, Professor of Counseling


Anneliese Singh, PhD, LPC is an award-winning social justice scholar, author, speaker, and community organizer who speaks on a wide variety of racial justice and LGBTQ+ topics. She is a Professor and Associate Dean of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the College of Education at the University of Georgia. Trained as a counselor and psychologist, she wrote the Racial Healing Handbook to provide practical activities to challenge privilege, address systemic racism, and engage in collective racial healing. Dr. Singh’s workbook, the Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook, focuses on skills for LGBTQ+ healing, empowerment, and social change. Her research, practice, and advocacy explores the resilience and liberation experiences of trans people, people of color, survivors of trauma, South Asian immigrants, and social justice and empowerment training, and she has over 100 publications among these areas. Dr. Singh founded the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition and the Trans Resilience Project to translate her LGBTQ+ research findings into school and community-based change efforts. Her TEDx Talks, have explored gender liberation, and she has been described as a transformative speaker inspiring “real-world” social change. Dr. Singh has designed workshops on diversity, equity, and inclusion that support school, community, nonprofit, and corporate organizations integrate equity and justice into their organizational practices and policies. Anneliese passionately believes in and strives to live by the ideals of Dr. King’s beloved community, as well as Audre Lorde’s reminder that “without community, there is no liberation.”

TOPICS: Activism, LGBTQIA+, Race