Sanjana Nair

Sanjana Nair

Professor Sanjana Nair
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MFA, New York University (Creative Writing Poetry, 1998)

BA, MIami University (English, Creative Writing, French, 1994)

Kenyon College (SCAP Honors Program, 1991)


Sanjana Nair is a tenured professor at the City University of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  She taught previously at New York University and Miami University and served as the first Treasurer for the Asian American Poetry organization Kundiman.  Her poetry has been published in Spoon River Poetry Review, Fence Magazine, JuxtaProse Literary Magazine, The Southampton Review and others

Deeply invested in collaboration, her work has been performed in multiple Emotive Fruition shows New York City and her piece The Lady Apple, a collaboration between poet and composer, was performed at Tribeca’s Flea Theater and featured on National Public Radio’s Soundcheck. She has appeared at Barnes & Noble in Union Square, NYC’s Rubin Museum and others.

JJC Affiliations

Vertical Writing Program, Poetry Slam, Pre-Law Bootcamp, Online Excellence, Writing Across the Curriculum, Englsh 201 Prize, Outcomes Assessment, Englsh 101 Prize

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