Neelima Jeychandran joined NYUAD in September 2015, as a Research Fellow in the Humanities Research Fellowship Program.
Jeychandran is a scholar of visual cultures and performances of South Asia and West Africa. She has also worked as an independent curator on several ethnographic and contemporary art exhibitions. She was awarded a PhD in Culture and Performance from University of California, Los Angeles in June 2014. Her dissertation research was funded by the Fowler Museum at UCLA and Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Mellon Fellowship and other institutions such as the UCLA International Institute and the Smithsonian Institution.