Professor Sharma’s honors and awards include a Howard Foundation Award and a finalist for the 2020 Four Quartets Prize. She has taught at the New School, Goddard College, and the University of Montana-Missoula. She is the Henry G. Lee professor of English and the founder of the interdisciplinary conference Thinking Its Presence: Race, Creative Writing, Literary Studies, and Art.
At Pomona, she teaches classes in poetry, film, interdisciplinary arts and creative writing.
She currently serves on the art advisory board of Kundiman, contributing editor for BaraDariJournal (South Asia Institute in Chicago), and a three-year term as a Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards program judge.