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Mohabir, Paul

Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • I am primarily a poet who is interested in the intersections between aural culture, performance, ecology, and literary history. The experiment in my writing can be seen through my manipulation of language, semantic shifts, multilingual engagement, and queerness. As a poet I also look closely at the cultural productions emerging from Indo-Caribbean communities (and global communities surviving racialized Indian indenture) and translate popular and folk music to expose the often ignored poetic practices. This translation is both academic and literary.


  • Poetry, Nonfiction, Literary Translation, Coolitude, Indo-Caribbean, Caribbean Studies, South Asian Diaspora, Postcolonial Poetry


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courses taught

  • ENGL 3021 - Intermediate Poetry Workshop
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Intermediate course in poetry writing. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • ENGL 3041 - Studies in Fiction and Poetry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Examines literary forms and themes with special emphasis on issues related to the craft of poetry and fiction. This course is taught in conjunction with visiting lectures by practicing writers. Does not count as Creative Writing workshop credit.
  • ENGL 5229 - Poetry Workshop
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Designed to give students time and impetus to generate poetry and discussion of it in an atmosphere at once supportive and critically serious. Enrollment requires admission to the Creative Writing Graduate Program or the instructor's approval of an application manuscript. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.