Christine Blumauer is the Clean Slate Project Manager at the Labor and Worklife Program. The Clean Slate Project intends to rebuild American labor law from a clean slate by bringing together a diverse group of project participants who are experts in and representative of today’s new economy and the United States’ diverse workforce. It aims at proposing new ways for ordinary Americans to organize and mobilize for economic and political justice and, as Project Manager, Christine is determined to help steer that process into the direction of bold and new ideas.
Before joining Harvard in July 2018, Christine spent two years at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs earning her Master in Public Affairs. At Princeton, she focused on domestic issues and social policy, including topics such as poverty alleviation, ending mass incarceration, and planning for affordable housing. She was also part of a taskforce on criminal justice reform in Maryland lead by Ben Jealous, the Democratic nominee for the 2018 Maryland Gubernatorial election.
At LWP, Christine brings her public policy and management experience at both domestic and international levels. She has managed large-scale transnational R&D projects funded by the European Union, worked on regional peace-building and democracy promotion in the Caucasus, and on French-Azerbaijani relations.
Christine also holds a Master’s degree in Peace and Security Studies from the University of Hamburg (Germany); and a French-German B.A. in Political Science/European Studies from Sciences-Po Lille (France), and the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster (Germany).