Principal Faculty

Kriti Sharma
  • Pronouns she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Assistant Professor of Critical Race Science and Technology Studies
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 433
  • Office Hours Tuesdays 1 to 3 pm (Fall 2023)
  • Mail Stop Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

Biography, Education and Training

Kriti Sharma is a microbial ecologist and philosopher whose work bridges biology, philosophy, and art to re-tell “the story of life” not as struggle and scarcity, but as radical interdependence. She is Assistant Professor of Critical Race Science and Technology Studies in CRES, and the author of Interdependence: Biology and Beyond (Fordham University Press, 2015) and the forthcoming Relationality: An Emergent Politics of Life Beyond the Human with co-authors Michal Osterweil and Arturo Escobar.   Dr. Sharma completed her PhD in Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her postdoctoral research in geobiology at Caltech. Her field- and laboratory-based research on microbes in deep sea sediments in seagrass meadows elucidates how these carbon-sequestering organisms can mitigate climate change, and offer teachings on making brave transitions into the unknown. Kriti will work closely with the Science & Justice Research Center to help develop the new Science & Justice undergraduate minor. Her transdisciplinary laboratory in the Earth and Marine Sciences Building brings together multispecies collectives around the question of how to transition beyond the dominant bio-economic vision of life and the human.