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Rob Nixon. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Rob Nixon. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities

Rob Nixon is currently the Rachel Carson Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Nixon received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and is the author of London Calling: V. S. Naipaul, Postcolonial Mandarin (Oxford University Press); Homelands, Harlem and Hollywood: South African Culture and the World Beyond (Routledge); Dreambirds: the Natural History of a Fantasy (Picador); and Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor (Harvard University Press 2011).

In March 2012, Professor Nixon gave a lecture (Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor) and a workshop (Neoliberalism, Genre, and the Tragedy of the Commons) at the Portland Center for Public Humanities.

For more information, see  Professor Nixon's website.