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Kalyan Nadiminti

Assistant Professor of English

Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania


Kalyan Nadiminti (Ph.D. English, University of Pennsylvania) works on postcolonial and global Anglophone literature, with a particular focus on twentieth and twenty-first century South Asian writing. They are writing a monograph on literary humanitarianism, terror, and contemporary narrative form. Their scholarly articles and reviews have previously appeared in NOVEL: A Forum on FictionPost45/ContemporariesJournal of Asian American StudiesSouth Asian Review, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature, 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.

Areas of Teaching and Research

Postcolonial & Global Anglophone literatures, Twentieth and Twenty-first century South Asian writing in English, US Empire, Novel Studies, Political Theory 


Critical Race & Ethnicity Studies, Literary Theory, Postcolonial, Modern