Poonam Sharma

Poonam Sharma


I did my MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge as a Commonwealth Shared Scholar. I have worked as an Assitant Professor at the University of Delhi where I taught undergrad courses and tutored MA English students. I have been awarded the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities scholarship to pursue my PhD at School of English, University of Leeds (2022–25).

Research interests

My MPhil dissertation explored the development of Indian English novels after economic liberalization in India and the politics of class analysis in postcolonial discourses. My PhD thesis extends this work into the realm of the planetary studies and examines Indian English novel form from an environmental historical perspective. My research interests include globalisation and neocolonialism, postcolonial studies, Indian English novels, Indian languages and translations, and environmental history. I am currently on the editorial board of WRoCAH journal (2022–23) and a member of School of English-based Postcolonial Research group and the Environmental Humanities research group.

Peer-reviewed paper publications

“The Nation-state and the Indian English Novel in the Aftermath of Economic Liberalization in India.” Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics. Vol. 44, no.125, 2021. ISSN No – 0252-8169. 


  • PhD (University of Leeds)
  • MPhil (University of Cambridge)
  • MA (University of Delhi)
  • BA (Hons) (University of Delhi)

Research groups and institutes

  • Environmental Humanities Research Group