Since graduating from Lafayette in 2019, Kamini Masood ’19 has been teaching history at a high school in her hometown of Lahore, Pakistan. She is also currently engaged in a Persian program to learn how to read manuscripts before graduate school. Although she came to Lafayette as an IA major, she “switched to History early on and the department has been incredibly supportive in every way both during my time at Lafayette and as I look to apply to graduate programs now.”In her graduating year, Kamini won the department’s best thesis award for her study “Within the ‘Chaadar’ and Chaardivari’: Haseena Moin, General Zia-ul-Haq, and New Histories of Pakistan,” under the direction of Professor Rachel Goshgarian. Kamini was also recipient of the Class of 1910 Award for achievement as a history major
In February 2020, Kamini was accepted into Columbia University’s PhD program for history, she was also named as the Richard Hofstadter Fellow.