C. Christine Fair is an assistant professor at Georgetown University at the Center for Peace and Security Studies (CPASS) within the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Fair has a Ph.D. from the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilization (SALC) and an M.A. from the Harris School of Public Policy, as well as an M.A. from the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilians from the University of Chicago.
Prior to joining the CPASS faculty, she served as a senior political scientist with the RAND Corporation, as a political officer to the United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan in Kabul and as a senior research associate at the Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention, United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Her research focuses on political and military affairs in South Asia.
She has authored, co-authored and coedited several books, including Seeing Like An Army: The Strategic Culture of the Pakistan Army (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2013), Treading Softly on Sacred Ground: Counterinsurgency Operations on Sacred Space (Oxford University Press, 2008 with Sumit Ganguly), The Madrassah Challenge: Militancy and Religious Education in Pakistan (USIP, 2008) and has written numerous peer-reviewed articles covering a range of security issues in South Asia.