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)

Dr. Iyer received her Ph.D. in English from Purdue University. She specializes in postcolonial literatures with a focus on South Asia, Africa, and the South Asian and African diasporas. Courses she teaches include: Literature of India, African Literature, Writing Resistance: Women in Non-Western Cultures; Asian American Literatures; Literatures of Resistance (University Honors). She is a widely published, internationally recognized scholar. She is Editor of South Asian Review, a Taylor & Francis journal published by the South Asian Literary Association. She is the first woman editor of the journal. She also has served in leadership roles with the Modern Language Association and the South Asian Literary Association. She has held the Wismer Professorship and also the Theiline Pigott-McCone Endowed Chair in the Humanities.