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