Shirin Khan is an independent contractor in Washington, D.C. providing support to principal investigators on projects ranging from monitoring hateful conduct online to policy recommendations for countering violent extremism and radicalization at the local level. She previously served as a Program Associate with New America’s Muslim Diaspora Initiative researching systematic discrimination against Muslim communities throughout the United States.
Prior to this role, she served as an intern with the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Security Initiative focusing on GCC countries, as well as with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) focusing on domestic radicalization. She holds an M.A. in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a B.A. in International Studies from Loyola University Chicago.