Kristin Meier studied Sinology, Tibetology and Comparative Indo-European Linguistics at Humboldt University in Berlin. She studied for one year at Sìchuān University in Chéngdū. After her Zwischenprüfung at Humboldt University, she completed a Master’s degree in Comparative Tibeto-Burman Linguistics at Leiden University. She worked as a research assistant in Tiebtology at Tübingen University.
Kristin Meier is currently completing a descriptive grammar of Tosu, a Tibeto-Burman language on the verge of extinction, still spoken in remote area of Sìchuān province.