Nalini Iyer, PhD

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PhD, English

Professor, English
Associate Appointment, Asian Studies Program
Associate Appointment, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Phone: 206-220-8467

Building/Room: Casey 510-07

Nalini Iyer CV (PDF)

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


BA University of Madras, Stella Maris College, India
MA, Purdue, English
PhD, Purdue, English