Noor Habib is a doctoral candidate in the department of Comparative Literature at UMass Amherst. Her research draws from translation studies, postcolonial theory, and contemporary debates about World/Comparative/transnational Literature. Her dissertation makes a case for a regional cosmopolitanism in the Indo-Persian sphere by closely examining the translations, poetry, and prose writing of a group of modern(ist) writers—Miraji, N. M. Rashed, and the Persian writer, Sadeq Hedayat. Her other research interests include global-south modernisms, literature and film from Francophone Africa, feminist theory, and print culture in South Asia.

Her translations of Miraji’s poetry have appeared most recently in the Paris Review and the Journal of Postcolonial Writing.

She has joined LUMS as a Teaching Fellow in the Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies program.