Associate Professor of Sociology in the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences at LUMS. She is also Faculty Director of the Saida Waheed Gender Initiative. With a PhD in Sociology from the University of Manchester, Dr Kirmani has published widely on issues related to gender, Islam, women’s movements, development, and urban studies in India and Pakistan. Her book ‘Questioning the Muslim Woman: Identity and Insecurity in an Urban Indian Locality’ (Routledge) was published in 2013. Her current research focuses on urban violence, gender, and insecurity in the area of Lyari in Karachi.