Christina Knahr works at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economy in Vienna. She holds Master's degrees in Law from the University of Vienna and in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University as well as a Doctorate in Law from the University of Vienna, where she graduated with distinction in June 2006.
From 2006-2011 she was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Department of European, International and Comparative Law at the University of Vienna. In March 2008 she was a Visiting Scholar at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University and she spent the 2003-2004 Academic Year as a Visiting Researcher at the European Law Research Center at Harvard Law School. From 2000-2001 she was Assistant to an Austrian MEP in the European Parliament in Brussels.
Her research focus is on international investment law and arbitration. She has published a number of articles and co-edited three books in this field and has given presentations at international conferences at, among others, Harvard Law School, Cambridge University, Fordham Law School, Sydney Law School, Humboldt University Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for International and Comparative Law in Heidelberg. She is a member of the ILA Committee on Non-State Actors and a member of the Organizing Panel of the SIEL Investment Network.