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Manisha Sharma

Faculty, Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech

Dr. Manisha Sharma is a creative writer, teaching women’s and gender studies in the department of Sociology at Virginia Tech. She earned an MFA in Creative writing, a PhD in English Literature, and is currently a poetry candidate in the Association of Writers and Writing Programs' Mentorship program, where she is at work on her poetry project on female foeticide, The Vanishing. Sharma’s interdisciplinary, collaborative, and creative work on female foeticide is published in The Bombay Review, The Lancet, Design Observer, Soc Journal, and on ABC radio, Australia. Residences and awards include Bread Loaf Writers’ Workshop, Best New American Voices, Virginia Tech Fiction Award, and Greenbelt Review Fiction Award. More about her work can be found at She can be reached at