Jazmin Graves is a PhD candidate in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Her doctoral research centers on the African-Indian (Sidi) Sufi devotional tradition of western India.

In spring 2017, Jazmin organized the SISAAS (Scholars at the Intersection of South Asian and Africana Studies) Colloquium at Howard University, to promote the study of the underexplored reaches of the global African diaspora.

She is currently co-editing a forthcoming volume on the African presence in South Asia. Jazmin also leads the Ahmedabad Sidi Heritage and Educational Initiative (ASHEI), supporting academic achievement and community development for the African-Indian Community of Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

We are proud of her achievement and we name her Most Influential 100 Class of 2018 Humanitarian and Religious category.