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Christianna Marie Parr

Graduate Student

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B.A. Political Science, University of Washington, 2015
M.A. Political Science, University of Washington, 2018
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Christianna Parr is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science and former Graduate Chair of the Duck Family Colloquium Series 2019-2020. She is the Richard B. Wesley Fellow in Environmental Politics and Governance in the Center for Environmental Politics for 2019-2020 and a Graduate Fellow in the UW International Security Colloquium. Christianna is the recipient of the Political Science Department's "Linden Mander Award for Best Graduate Paper in International Relations" (2019) and "Best Teaching Assistant" award (2017-2018).

Her research interests are primarily concerned with the issues facing civil society organizations across Southeast Asia. She examines how environmental non-governmental organizations (eNGOs) and the non-profit sector function in a variety of regime environments. Her research lies at the intersection of non-profit/NGO studies and comparative politics. 

Christianna is a proud member of the Isaan people in Northeast Thailand and has lived extensively in South East Asia. She is familiar with Bahasa Melayu, having completed her early education in Malaysia. Christianna is a former steering member of the Equality Initiative in Political Science. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington and previously attended Taylor’s University in Malaysia. 

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