Chair of English & Humanities Associate Professor

B.A. Asian Studies
Pomona College

M.F.A. Writing
Sarah Lawrence College

Soma Mei Sheng Frazier is an award-winning author who brings two decades’ experience in English and Literary Arts, having taught at institutions ranging from Oakland School for the Arts to Holy Names University to Valhalla Correctional Facility.

Her award-winning prose chapbooks, Salve (Nomadic Press) and Collateral Damage: A Triptych (RopeWalk Press) earned acclaim from Nikki Giovanni, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Michelle Tea, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Antonya Nelson, Molly Giles and others. In 2014, her work was adapted for the stage by Seattle’s renowned Book-It Repertory Theatre. Recent work appears in The Best of Kore Press, Glimmer Train and ZYZZYVA. She serves as a 2017 San Francisco Library Laureate, and as faculty advisor to COG, Cogswell’s student run multimedia literary zine.

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