Christina Fink is a professor of practice in the International Development Studies Program at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. She received her B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Social/Cultural Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a cultural anthropologist who has combined teaching, research, and development work throughout her career. She teaches courses on international development theories and practice, gender and development, and equitable development in Southeast Asia. She is the author of Living Silence in Burma: Surviving Under Military Rule (2009) and numerous articles and chapters on political reform, development, and state-society relations in Myanmar. She is the 2016 recipient of the Elliott School’s Harry Harding Teaching Award.