Kirin entered the History program in Fall of 2017. She studies female(*) terrorists in the former British empire, working transnationally across fields of rebellion/security studies, gender studies, African studies, in the interest of deimperializing frameworks. She is pursuing case studies in Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Sri Lanka for her dissertation and is concerned with reframing categories of gender, insurgency, and military history. She is pursuing the secondary field in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at GSAS. Prior to entering the program, Kirin was a Rockefeller fellow studying with matriarchal Hindu communities in Costa Rica from 2016-2017, and a medical fellow working in government clinics serving Kichwa communities from 2011-2012. She graduated from Harvard College in 2016 with a degree in Social Studies + Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, minoring in Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights.