Department of English

Rajiv Mohabir

Rajiv Mohabir Assistant Professor
9004 Haley Center
(334) 844-9004

Office Hours

  • Tuesday 11:15-12:15 pm, 2-3:00 pm, & by appt.
  • Thursday 11:15-12:15 pm, 2-3:00 pm, & by appt.


Rajiv Mohabir is the author of The Cowherd’s Son (Tupelo Press 2017, winner of the 2015 Kundiman Prize) and The Taxidermist’s Cut (Four Way Books 2016, winner of the Four Way Books Intro to Poetry Prize, Finalist for the 2017 Lambda Literary Award in Gay Poetry). In 2015 he was a winner of the AWP Intro Journals Award as well as a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant for his translation of Lalbihari Sharma’s Holi Songs of Demerara. His poems, translations, and essays appear or in Poetry, Quarterly West, Gulf Coast, Prairie Schooner, Guernica, The Offing, Jacket2, and Asymptote. He received his MFA in Poetry and Translation from at Queens College, CUNY and his PhD in English from the University of Hawai`i. Read more about him at

Last Updated: January 22, 2019