Neelima Jeychandran is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Asian Studies and the African Studies Program at the Pennsylvania State University. She works on visual cultures, material heritage, performances, architectures of memory, and spatial (re)fabulation of legacies of slavery and more general trade in West and East Africa and South Asia. She is the co-convenor of the research group Indian Oceanologies, a multi-campus working group that explores contemporary lives, spaces, and relational practices in the Indian Ocean. She is co-editor of the book Reimagining Indian Ocean Worlds (2020) and co-editor for the Routledge Series on the Indian Ocean and Trans-Asia.