Neelima Jeychandran is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Africana Research Center at Pennsylvania State University. From 2015-017, she worked as a Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor in the Indian Ocean Worlds Research Initiative at the University of California, Davis. She also works as an independent curator and in the past, have curated several ethnographic and contemporary art exhibitions. She was a resident fellow at the Humanities Institute at New York University, Abu Dhabi in the fall of 2015. She holds a Ph.D. in Culture and Performance from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her dissertation research was primarily funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, Mellon Fellowship and further supported by fellowships from the UCLA International Institute, the Fowler Museum at UCLA, the Graduate Division at UCLA, and the Smithsonian Institution. Currently, she is working on her book on African memoryscapes and scared topographies in India. She is the curator and the principle investigator of this digital humanities project African Heritage in India.