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Kalyan Nadiminti


2017 Ph.D. Graduate
Dissertation Advisor(s): Josephine Park
"Difficult Work: The Politics of Counter-Professionalism in Post-1945 Transnational American Fiction"

Assistant Professor of English, Northwestern University


Kalyan Nadiminti works on postcolonial and 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 on literary humanitarianism, terror, and contemporary narrative form.Their scholarly articles and reviews have previously appeared in NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, Post45/ContemporariesJournal of Asian American StudiesSouth Asian Review, and LARB. Kalyan teaches courses on human rights, literary and political theory, South Asian and Global Anglophone literatures, postcolonial theory and U.S. empire, race and terror. 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