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Neelima Jeychandran

Neelima Jeychandran

Visiting Assistant Professor of African Studies and Asian Studies
Area(s) of Specialization: Afro-Asian Connections, Indian Ocean World Cultures, Oceanic Humanities, Africana Religions, Colonialism, Memory and Embodied Practices, African Material Cultures, Postcolonial Ethnographies, Multimodal Methodologies, Digital Humanities
Neelima Jeychandran

Professional Bio

Neelima Jeychandran is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the African Studies Program and in the Department of Asian Studies. From 2015-17, she worked as a Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor for the Indian Ocean Worlds Research Initiative at the University of California, Davis. In fall 2015, she was a Humanities Research Fellow at the NYUAD Institute at New York University Abu Dhabi. She is a scholar of the Indian Ocean World who examines alternative narratives, memoryscapes, repressed histories, material cultures, and place-making practices so as to understand historical and contemporary transcultural exchanges between Africa and Asia. She received a PhD from the Department of World Arts and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).