Naomi Hellmann was a Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Religious Diversity. She holds an M.A. in Development Studies from Brown University and an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies from the University of Oxford. Her Ph.D. research investigates the effects on ethnic minorities of the opening-up of Southwest China to Southeast Asia, and why the outcomes of China’s transnational regionalization strategy have affected ethnic minorities differently. Her research interests focus on development, institutions, and ethnic minority groups in China.