PhD University of Pennsylvania
MA EFL University, Hyderabad
BA St. Xavier's College, Mumbai
Global Anglophone and Postcolonial Literatures; Human Rights & Law; Asian American Studies; Race & Ethnicity; Political Theory
Kalyan Nadiminti works on Global Anglophone literature, with a particular focus on twentieth and twenty-first century South Asian writing. They are currently Assistant Professor of English at Gettysburg College, where they also held a Mellon Faculty Fellowship in 2018-19. 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 9/11contends 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 Studies, South Asian Review, Textual Practice, Twentieth-Century Literature, and Los Angeles Review of Books. 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. At Gettysburg, 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.