Dr. Kristina Simion is a Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs’ Asia Programme.
Her research concerns Myanmar and Southeast Asia where she focuses on rule of law and constitutional processes and state recognition and global relationships formed through bilateral and multilateral development. As a trained socio-legal scholar she is interested in parallel structures and the people that inhabit the ‘relational state’.
Kristina is also a specialist in the Swedish government, focusing on rule of law development assistance and Myanmar. She is a visiting fellow at the Department of Political & Social Change, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. She designed and delivers the course 'Law, Culture and Society in Asia' as part of Stockholm University's Master Program in Global Asian Studies at the Department of Political Science.
She is the author of 'Rule of Law Intermediaries: Brokering Influence in Myanmar' (Cambridge University Press, 2021)
Areas of expertise
Myanmar, rule of law, law and development, development cooperation