Samip Mallick
Executive Director

Samip is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the South Asian American Digital Archive. He was formerly the Director of the Ranganathan Center for Digital Information (RCDI) at the University of Chicago Library. He has a M.S. in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Illinois, a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan College of Engineering, and has done graduate work in Indian History at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. He was also previously the Assistant Bibliographer for the Southern Asia Collection at the University of Chicago Library and has worked for the South Asia and International Migration Programs at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC).

Avni Sejpal
Digital Media Fellow

Avni is an editor and graduate student in literature at Villanova University. Originally from India, she has spent several years working in independent and scholarly publishing, as well as nonprofit media production, in New York City. Most recently, she worked at Boston Review, where she edited and published critical essays on literature, feminism, and race. She is interested in the intersections between colonial and postcolonial literature, feminist and queer theory, and histories, diasporas, and archives of South Asia.

Imran Siddiquee
Communications Lead

Imran is a writer, filmmaker, and activist working to transform how gender and race are represented in the media. He previously helped start The Representation Project, where he worked on documentary films and led national campaigns challenging sexism in the media. He has given a TEDx talk, was a participant of the 2017 Sundance Screenwriters Intensive, and his 2015 short film, Love Reset, was produced by MTV. His writing has been published by The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, Longreads, Salon, and other publications. Find him on Twitter @imransiddiquee