Kiran works in the areas of international human rights, criminal justice and social activism. Her current research focuses on the relationship between international law and grassroots social justice struggles in post-conflict settings. She is also involved as an activist researcher in a project exploring the possibilities for alternative models of critically reflexive activism in Sri Lanka.
A qualified lawyer, Kiran has worked as a scholar and practitioner on sexual and gender-based violence, torture, human rights education, war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sierra Leone, Kosovo, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Her current research interests include human rights, humanitarianism, transitional justice, international feminist and postcolonial legal theory, postcolonial policing and subaltern social and political activism.