Erin McAuliffe

Erin graduated with an M.A. from the Jackson School of International Studies/Southeast Asia Center. She worked on TASCHA’s Data for Democracy project, working with Myanmar partners, EMReF and MBAPF. During the summer of 2016, she worked with EMReF in conducting a needs assessment of data management and sharing among government ministries and civil society organizations. Her M.A. research focused on the origins of ethnic, religious, and national classifications in the colonial census and implications for political participation and territorial entitlement. In addition, Erin was a Cybersecurity Fellow in the UW’s International Policy Institute and is co-authoring an article on privacy risks in Myanmar’s ICT sector forthcoming in 2017. Prior to starting at the University of Washington in 2015, Erin floated between the Thailand-Myanmar borders working for the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners Burma (AAPPB), World Education Thailand, and on a Fulbright grant.