Irina is currently a Ph.D. candidate and content researcher for Errant Journal. Initiated in Canada, she received her bachelor's degree in Art History and Visual Studies, with a specification in Middle Eastern art and politics. Following that, she was granted a master's degree in Late Antiquity, Islamic, and Byzantine studies by University of Edinburgh. Currently, her doctoral thesis focuses on the conversion narrative of the Malay Archipelago that includes development in art historical research.
Despite the specific focus in her training, Irina's scholastic interest varies widely based on her own personal background as an immigrant. Having born in Malaysia, lived in Canada, and trained in the U.K., she is also interested in colonial histories, negotiating contemporary identities, and cross-boundary interactions.