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Nico 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, Land and Revolution: Literatures in India and Latin America, studies dispossession and radical politics in the literary imagination in 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 dissertation research has been supported by the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship for the study of Hindi (2019-20), and SAS Sylvia Brown Research Award (2020), the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) at Penn (2021). 

My supplementary research interests include postcolonial studies; Third World and Global South Marxisms; long histories of caste, race, and capitalism; theories of the novel and the world-system; critical development studies; and comparative Peasant and Indigenous 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. 

I was awarded a 2021 Editorial Fellowship by Full Stop Magazine, a Whiting Literary Magazine Prize-winning publication, and am currently editing a special issue of the Full Stop Quarterly entitled "The Cultural Politics of Land." 


Courses Taught

spring 2020

ENGL 200.303 Global Detective Narratives  

spring 2018

ENGL 101.005 Shakespeare