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Nalini Mohabir

A new head for the Commonwealth?
Posted on February 21, 2018

Nalini Mohabir, Assistant Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment, focuses her research on the historical movements of indentured labourers before, during and after the colonization of their lands. Her research offers a counter narrative to colonial archives, and has a specific focus on South Asian indentured servants returning to India following the end of colonial rule.

Recently, Professor Mohabir penned an op-ed in the Guardian titled, The next head of the Commonwealth must not be a royal from Brexit Britain. Looking ahead to the day when Queen Elizabeth II will no longer serve as the head, Professor Mohabir argues that in order to decolonize the organization it must break with tradition and appoint a non-royal from a former colony as head of the Commonealth. The piece was read widely in the UK and in Canada via the Guardian’s web platform and was also republished in Gulf News, among other online publications.     

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