Paul Nadal


Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Wellesley College.

In fall 2019, I will begin my appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Program in American Studies at Princeton University. I received my Ph.D. in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley.





Recent / Upcoming


+ “A Literary Remittance: Juan C. Laya’s His Native Soil and the Rise of Realism in the Filipino Novel in English.” American Literature 89, no. 3. September 2017. (Read article)

+ MLA 2019, Paper presentations: “Decolonizing History at Iowa,” panel on Diasporas, Aesthetics, and Southeast Asia organized by Cheryl Narumi Naruse; and “Human Capital and Asian American Self-Help,” panel on Transacting America organized by Gordon N. Hutner and Sarah Rivett.

+ Marxist Literary Group. Institute of Culture and Society, University of Albany, SUNY. Invited presenter, June 18–22, 2018: “Asian / American / Marxism: A Roundtable,” with Iyko Day, Christopher Chen, Petrus Liu, Calvin Cheung-Miaw, and Colleen Lye.

+ Princeton University. Department of English. Invited presenter, December 6, 2017: “Literary and Financial Returns and Filipino Labor Export.”

+ Harvard University. The Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. Invited presenter, December 1, 2017: “The Social Form of Remittances.”

+ PAMLA Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii. Paper presentation, November 2017: “Dispersions of Human Capital: Remittance Fiction Today.”

+ Wellesley College. Public lecture for Filipino American History Month, October 19, 2017: “From Pensionados to Fulbrighters: Early Filipino Intellectual Migrations, 1903-1948.”

+ UC Berkeley, Townsend Center for the Humanities. Paper presentation, March 3, 2017: “Two Paths for the Filipino Novel after Import-Substitution.” (Read abstract)

+ Harvard University, New Work in Novel Studies Symposium. Paper presentation, December 7, 2016: “The Importation of New Criticism into the Philippines and the Search for the Great Filipino Novel, 1946-1962.”