Nalini Iyer, PhD

Nalini Iyer

Theiline Pigott-McCone Endowed Chair for the Humanities, Seattle University Provost Fellow

PhD, English, Purdue University

Areas of Expertise

Partition and its Aftermath, South Asian Immigration, South Asian Literature and Culture


Nalini Iyer, Professor in the English department, came to Seattle University in 1993 after completing her Ph.D. at Purdue University. She introduced into the English department’s curriculum courses in Postcolonial literatures, South Asian and African literatures, and Non-Western Women’s writing. She is affiliated faculty in Women and Gender Studies, International Studies, Global African Studies, and Asian Studies programs.