Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh is the Chair of the Department of Religious Studies and Crawford Family Professor at Colby College. She has published extensively in the field of Sikhism, including books entitled:
1. Of Sacred and Secular Desire, An Anthology of Lyrical Writings from the Punjab (IB Tauris 2012)
2. Sikhism: An Introduction (IB Tauris 2011)
3. Cosmic Symphony (Sahitya Akademy, 2008)
4. The Birth of the Khalsa (SUNY 2005)
5. The Feminine Principle in the Sikh Vision of the Transcendent (1993)
6. Sikhism (translated into several languages including Japanese) (1993)
7. The Name of My Beloved: Verses of the Sikh Gurus (1995; 2001)
8. Metaphysics and Physics of the Guru Granth Sahib (1981)
Her views have also been aired on television and radio in America, Canada, England, India, Australia, and Bangladesh.
Professor Nikky Singh was born in India, and came to attend Stuart Hall, a Girls’ Preparatory School in Virginia. She received her BA in Philosophy and Religion from Wellesley College, her MA from the University of Pennsylvania, and her Ph.D. from Temple University. Over the years she has received many awards including Phi Beta Kappa, Durant Scholar, Best Paper, Daughters of the American Revolution Award, Outstanding Young Women of America Award, and Senior Fellow at Harvard University. She has received many honors from the Sikh community for her distinguished scholarship including the Outstanding Accomplishments Award (presented by Sikh Association of Fresno, California), Sewa Award by the Sikh-Canadian Centennial Foundation for Scholarship on Sikhism ( Toronto), and Guru Gobind Singh Foundation Lecture and Award ( Chandigarh, India).