Miriam Sharma, Ph.D.

Prof. Sharma is Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Contact Information

Email: sharma@hawaii.edu Tel. (808) 956-2689. 

Educational Background

  • B.A., Brooklyn College
  • M.A., University of Virginia
  • Ph.D., University of Hawaii


The Reconstructed Village: Ethnography and the Ethnographer a Quarter of a Century Later, class formation and gender relations, feminist theory, international labor migration, social science methodology.


  • ASAN 312: Contemporary Asian Civilization
  • ASAN 463: Gender Issues in Asian Society
  • ASAN 600: South Asian Studies
  • ASAN 624: Culture and Colonialism

Selected Publications

Profiting From the Poor: Income Generation Schemes and Women in Rural India. In Bruce Koppel, et. al., Development or Deterioration? Work in Rural Asia. Lynne & Rienner, Boulder, pp. 73-98, 1994

Engendering Reproduction: The Political Economy of Reproductive Activities in a Rajasthan Village. In Alice W. Clark, ed., Gender and Political Economy: Exploration of South Asian Systems. Oxford Univ. Press, New Delhi, pp. 24-65, 1993

When More Means Less: Assessing the Impact of Dairy ‘development’ on the Lives and Health of Women in Rural Rajasthan. Social Science and Medicine (special issue on women and health), pp. 1-13, 1993

Arranging a Marriage in Rural North India. In Michael Howard, Contemporary Cultural Anthropology (Glenview: Harper Collins Pub, 4th edition. pp. 201-214, 1993

Toward a Political Economy of Emigration from the Philippines: the 1906-1946 Ilokano Movement to Hawaii in Historical Perspective. Philippines Sociological Review 35 (3-4): pp. 15-33, 1987