J. Vijay Maharaj

My research in the Department of Literary Cultural and Communication Studies involves the investigation of all areas of Caribbean literature and culture. I teach courses on prose drama, fiction and West Indian authors. My PhD research at the University of the West Indies focused on the Indo-Caribbean crisis of being and belonging.

Recent Publications
• Maharaj, J. Vijay. Banal Violence: Abject Plantation Legacies. Tout Moun: A Journal of Caribbean Cultural Studies (forthcoming).
• Maharaj, J. Vijay. Negotiating Multiculturalism through Mimicry and Hybridity. Journal of Behavioural Sciences 1.1 (April 2012);
• Maharaj, J. Vijay. Carnival Poetics and Caribbean Politics. In Critical Perspectives on Indo-Caribbean Women’s Literature. Eds. Mariam Pirbhai and Joy Mahabir. London and New York: Routledge, 2012.
• Maharaj, J. Vijay. A Mala in Obeisance: Hinduism in Select Works by V. S. Naipaul. In Created in the West Indies: Caribbean Perspectives on V.S. Naipaul. Eds. Jennifer Rahim and Barbara Lalla. Kingston: UWI Press, 2010.
• Maharaj, J. Vijay. A Mala in Obeisance: Hinduism in Select Works by V. S. Naipaul. Anthurium: A Journal of Caribbean Studies (Fall 2007).

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer, The University of the West Indies: St. Augustine Campus

Education

  • 2009 
    The University of the West Indies, PhD