College of Arts and Sciences

Nalini Iyer, PhD

  • Nalini Iyer, PhD
    PhD, English
    Professor, English
    Associate Appointment, Asian Studies Program and Women and Gender Studies
    Phone: 206-296-6161
    Building/Room: USVC 203

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    Teaching and Research Interests

    Welcome statement (teaching/research/personal interests): Teaching Philosophy: To challenge students to think and learn cross culturally. Classes are usually a combination of lecture and seminar style discussion. Research interests: postcolonial literatures, particularly South Asian literatures, “third world” women’s issues, British literature
    and imperialism.
     
    Current and Recent Courses: Areas I teach in: 19th and 20th century British literature, Postcolonial lit with a focus on anglophone writing from South Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, Transnational/International Women’s writing. Courses taught: Postcolonial literatures and theory, Literature of India, African Literature, International Women’s Writing, Contemporary South Asian Literature and Culture. My courses are often cross-listed with Women Studies, Asian Studies, and Global African Studies.
     
    Dream or Future Courses: Seminar on Salman Rushdie

    Biography

    B.A. University of Madras, Stella Maris College, India
    M.A. Purdue, English
    Ph.D. Purdue, English