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Dr. Nirmala Menon leads the Digital Humanities and Publishing Research Group at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indore, India. She is a faculty member and Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS),  IIT Indore. She is the author of Migrant Identities of Creole Cosmopolitans: Transcultural Narratives of Contemporary Postcoloniality (Peter Lang Publishing, Germany, 2014) and Remapping the Postcolonial Canon: Remap, Reimagine, Retranslate (Palgrave Macmillan, UK 2017). She has published in numerous international journals and speaks, writes and publishes about postcolonial studies, digital humanities and scholarly publishing. She directs Ph.D. students is in their projects and runs DH projects from the research lab at IIT Indore. Her primary area of research is Digital Humanities and Postcolonial Literature and Theory. Her focus is on the comparative study of twentieth century postcolonial literatures in English, Hindi and other languages. Digital Humanities, Gender studies, Globalization and Translation studies are additional areas of research.  She is also on the Advisory Board of the Open Library of Humanities (OLH), on the Advisory Board of Ubiquity Press, UK and Chair, (2016-17) CLCS Global South Forum, Modern Language Association (MLA), Editor Post-colonial Indian Literature at litencyc.com The Literary Encyclopedia. Prof. Menon is one the founding members of Digital Humanities Alliance for Research and Teaching Innovation (DHARTI) and is currently the President of the Alliance, the DH Association of India.