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Kalyan Nadiminti

Kalyan Nadiminti


2017 Ph.D. Graduate
Dissertation Advisor(s): Josephine Park

Assistant Professor of English, Northwestern University

Kalyan Nadiminti works on Global Anglophone literature, with a particular focus on twentieth and twenty-first century South Asian writing. They are Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern University. Kalyan is writing a monograph titled Provincializing 9/11: Terror and Human Rights in Global Anglophone Literature and Culture. In genres ranging from novels to poetry to life narratives to graphic novels, Provincializing 9/11 contends that South Asian and other Global South writers construct literary genealogies of terror to interrogate the mythic status of 9/11 as a foundational event in global histories of terrorism. Their scholarly articles and reviews have previously appeared in NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, Journal of Asian American StudiesSouth Asian Review, and LARB. Their article, “The Global Program Era: Contemporary International Fiction in the American Creative Economy,” is the kernel for a second project on South Asian realisms. Kalyan teaches courses on human rights, literary and political theory, South Asian and Global Anglophone literatures, postcolonial theory and U.S. empire, race, and detainment. Before Northwestern, Kalyan taught at Gettysburg College, where their work was supported by a Mellon Fellowship, and Haverford College.

Courses Taught

spring 2016

fall 2015

spring 2015