I began working in Thailand ten years ago as a humanitarian aid worker in the Burmese refugee camps. I've since spent time as a researcher and consultant working in the Thailand-Myanmar border areas and Myanmar. I received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, a MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and am currently a PhD candidate in Sociology at Northeastern University. My interests center on gender, violence, and power, specifically the ways that power is redistributed in processes of political transition and conflict transformation. My current project examines the roles of ethnic minority women's organizations in Myanmar's ongoing peace process, with particular attention to the intersections of gender, ethnicity, and citizenship.