Shalini Puri

  • Professor

Shalini Puri is a Professor of English. She writes about the global south with a focus on the Caribbean. She has written 2 books, edited and contributed to 4, and published several articles. Her research and teaching span the environmental humanities, gender studies, memory studies, and social movements. She is especially interested in interdisciplinary and fieldwork-based methods that explore the arts, everyday life, and social justice. A founding member of the Pitt Prison Education Project, she hopes to diversify the settings, methods, and reach of the humanities. You can find out more about her work at and

A recipient of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, she teaches such courses as "Imagining Social Justice," "Literature of the Americas," "World Literature in English," "Contemporary Environmental Literature," and "Water: Planet, Politics, Poetics." She believes that writing can repair and transform our world––one word, one line, one sentence at a time.