Nicholas J. Millman
B.A. in English and Global Studies (honors), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2015)
M.A. in English, University of Pennsylvania (2018)
My dissertation, The Agrarian Question in Literature and Politics across South Asia and Latin America, 1910s - Present, is a comparative and connected study of dispossession and radical politics in the literary imagination and Left discourse across rural India, Mexico, and Peru. I examine fiction and non-fiction produced from the era of anti-colonial struggle and national liberation in the early-to-mid twentieth century, to the period of revolutionary upheaval in the global 1960s, and to the present moment of neoliberal enclosures and anti-systemic, counter-globalization movements.
My supplementary research interests include long histories of race and capitalism; caste and race; theories of the novel; critical development studies; and comparative Subaltern, Indigenous, and Peasant studies.
I co-coordinated the Latitudes graduate working group from 2017-2019 and served as the Funding Librarian for the Graduate English Association for the 2018-19 school year.