Prageeta Sharma

Henry G. Lee ’37 Professor of English; On leave for the 2023-2024 academic year
With Pomona Since: 2019
  • Expertise


    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.

    Research Interests

    • Asian American Poetry
    • Avant-Garde Film and Aesthetics
    • Contemporary Poetry
    • Creative Writing
    • Critical Race Theory
    • Visual Poetics
  • Work


    Prageeta Sharma's recent poetry collection is Grief Sequence out from Wave Books. She published Undergloom (Fence Books, 2013), Infamous Landscapes (Fence Books, 2007), The Opening Question (Fence Books, 2004), which won the 2004 Fence Modern Poets Prize, and Bliss to Fill (Subpress, 2000). 

  • Education


    Bachelor of Arts, Bard College at Simon’s Rock

    Master of Fine Arts, Brown University

    Master of Arts, The New School