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, Form, and Sovereignty in Global Anglophone Literature and Culture. Reading genres like novels, poetry, life narratives, and graphic fiction, Provincializing 9/11 contends that South Asian Anglophone 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 writing has appeared or is forthcoming in NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, Post45/Contemporaries, Journal of Asian American Studies, South Asian Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, and other venues. 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 South Asian and Global Anglophone literatures, postcolonial theory, human rights, U.S. empire, race, and detainment.