Dr. Teresita Cruz-del Rosario has a background in Sociology from Maryknoll College in the Philippines. She pursued her graduate Studies in Public Administration from New York University, a second masters degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a Master of Arts degree in Social Anthropology from the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She completed her doctorate in Sociology from Boston College in Massachusetts, where she wrote her dissertation on social movements in the Philippines. She is currently Visiting Senior Fellow at the Center for Asian Legal Studies at the National University of Singapore where she is pursuing research on civil society and social movements in Myanmar. Her research interests are on comparative social movements in Southeast Asia, migration and development policy.