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Sandra Lim

Sandra Lim, Ph.D. Associate Professor
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
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    (978) 934-4194
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    O'Leary Library - 4th Floor
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Poetry & Poetics; 20th-Century American Literature

Research Interests

Poetry & Poetics; 20th-Century and contemporary American poetry and literature.


  • BA: English, Stanford University - Stanford, CA
  • MFA: Poetry, Iowa Writers' Workshop - Iowa City, IA
  • Ph D: English, University of California Berkeley - Berkeley, CA


Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque (Kore, 2006) and The Wilderness (W.W. Norton, 2014), winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück. Her poetry and essays are also included in the anthologies Among Margins: An Anthology on Aesthetics (Ricochet, 2015), The Echoing Green (Knopf, 2016), and The Poem's Country (Pleaides, 2017). She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, the Jentel Foundation, and the Getty Research Institute. A recipient of a 2015 Pushcart Prize, her work has appeared widely in journals such as Literary Imagination, The New York Times, jubilat, The Baffler, and Boston Review, among others.

Selected Publications

  • Huang, T., Wang, T., Zheng, Y., Ellervik, C., Li , X., Gao, M., Fang, Z., Chai, J.F., Ahluwalia TVS, ., Wang, Y., Voortman, T., Noordam, R., Frazier-Wood, A., Scholz, M., Sonestedt, E., Akiyama, M., Dorajoo, R., Zhou, A., Kilpeläinen, T.O., Kleber, M.E., Crozier, S.R., Godfrey, K.M., Lemaitre, R., Felix, J.F., Shi, Y., Gupta, P., Khor, C.C., Lehtimäki, T., Wang, C.A., Tiesler CMT, ., Thiering, E., Standl, M., Rzehak, P., Marouli, E., He, M., Lecoeur, C., Corella, D., Lai, C.Q., Moreno, L.A., Pitkänen, N., Boreham, C.A., Zhang, T., Saw, S.M., Ridker, P.M., Graff, M., van Rooij FJA, ., Uitterlinden, A.G., Hofman, A., van Heemst, D., Rosendaal, F.R., de Mutsert, R., Burkhardt, R., Schulz, C.A., Ericson, U., Kamatani, Y., Yuan, J.M., Power, C., Hansen, T., Sørensen TIA, ., Tjønneland, A., Overvad, K., Delgado, G., Cooper, C., Djousse, L., Rivadeneira, F., Jameson, K., Zhao, W., Liu, J., Lee, N.R., Raitakari, O., Kähönen, M., Viikari, J., Grote, V., Langhendries, J.P., Koletzko, B., Escribano, J., Verduci, E., Dedoussis, G., Yu, C., Tham, Y.C., Lim, B., Lim, S.J., Froguel, P., Balkau, B., Fink, N.R., Vinding, R.K., Sevelsted, A., Bisgaard, H., Coltell, O., Dallongeville, J., Gottrand, F., Pahkala, K., Niinikoski, H., Hyppönen, E., Pedersen, O., März, W., Inskip, H., Jaddoe VWV, ., Dennison, E., Wong, T.Y., Sabanayagam, C., Tai, E.S., Mohlke, K.L., Mackey, D.A., Gruszfeld, D., Deloukas, P., Tucker, K.L., Fumeron, F., Bønnelykke, K., Rossing, P., Estruch, R., Ordovas, J.M., Arnett, D.K., Meirhaeghe, A., Amouyel, P., Cheng, C.Y., Sim, X., Teo, Y.Y., van Dam, R.M., Koh, W.P., Orho-Melander, M., Loeffler, M., Kubo, M., Thiery, J., Mook-Kanamori, D.O., Mozaffarian, D., Psaty, B.M., Franco, O.H., Wu, T., North, K.E., Davey Smith, G., Chavarro, J.E., Chasman, D.I., Qi, L. (2019). Association of Birth Weight With Type 2 Diabetes and Glycemic Traits: A Mendelian Randomization Study. JAMA network open, 2(9) e1910915.