Krishna S. Kulkarni is a second-year M.A. student in CMES studying the history of Afghanistan in the 20th century. His thesis examines the legacy of Muslim modernist Jamal al-Din 'al-Afghani' in print media and its implications for Afghan national identity. He speaks Persian and is currently a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow (FLAS) in Modern Standard Arabic. Outside of class, Krishna is an intern for Women for Afghan Women (WAW), and also cooks a mean lamb curry.