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Dr. Nalini Mohabir

Assistant Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

Dr. Nalini Mohabir
David Ward
Office: S-H 1255-21 
Henry F. Hall Building,
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5484
Availability: Available by Appointment

Nalini Mohabir is an assistant professor in the department of Geography, Planning, and Environment at Concordia University. She writes, researches, and teaches in the fields of feminist and postcolonial migration geographies, and is interested in gender and racial justice, as well as flows of power and social change. She has published articles in Small Axe, Habitat International, Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, and Interventions, and is co-editing a book entitled: The Fire That Time: Transnational Black Radicalism and the Sir George Williams Occupation.

Teaching activities

GEOG 418 Postcolonial Geographies

GEOG 485  Feminist Geographies: Bodies & Borders

GEOG 310  Refugees and Forced Migration in Today’s World

GEOG 200 World Regional Geography


Donnell, Alison and Nalini Mohabir. "Writing of and for a Revolution." Caribbean Literature in Transition, 1970-2020. (Eds. Ronald Cummings and Alison Donnell). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Cummings, Ronald and Nalini Mohabir. "On the Poetics of a Protest: Literature and the Sir George Williams University Protest." SX Salon, February 2020.

Vives, Luna, and Nalini Mohabir. "Postcolonialism" International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Sarah de Leeuw and Elaine Ho (Eds.) Elsevier, 2020

Yanpeng Jiang, Nalini Mohabir, Renfeng Ma, Lichao Wu, Mingxing Chen. "Whose village? Stakeholder interests in the urban renewal of Hubei old village in Shenzen" Land Use Policy, 91 (2020)

Mohabir, Nalini. "Kala Pani: Aesthetic Deathscapes and the Flow of Water after Indenture." Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas 5.3 (2019): 293-314.

Mohabir, Nalini, and Ronald Cummings. "“An Archive of Loose Leaves” An Interview with Frank Birbalsingh." Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism 23.3 (60) (2019): 104-118.

Mohabir, Nalini. "Yee I-Lann: Photomontage as counter-mapping." Cultural Dynamics 31.3 (2019): 260-275.

Ronald Cummings and Nalini Mohabir. "The Anger of Very, Very Restless Spirits": Plantation Arrivals, Diasporic Departures and Other Queer Narratives of Caribbean Becoming -- A Conversation with Faizal Deen. Journal of West Indian Literature, 26 (2018): 10-24.

Jiang, Y., Mohabir, N., Ma, R., & Zhu, P. (2017). Sorting through Neoliberal Variations of Ghost Cities in China. Land Use Policy69, 445-453.

Mohabir, Nalini. "Picturing an Afterlife of Indenture." Small Axe 21.2 53 (2017): 81-93.

Mohabir, Nalini, Yanpeng Jiang, and Renfeng Ma. "Chinese floating migrants: Rural-urban migrant labourers' intentions to stay or return." Habitat International 60 (2017): 101-110.

Mohabir, Nalini. “Indentureship.” The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies. Ray, Sangeeta and Henry Schwarz. (Eds.) Wiley-Blackwell, 2015

Mohabir, Nalini. "Port of Departure, Port of Return: Mapping Indentured Returns to Calcutta." Small Axe 18.2 44 (2014): 108-122.

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