Professor Fink, a specialist in European international history and historiography, has published three books, seven edited volumes, one translation, and numerous articles and chapters. Professor Fink has been a section editor of the AHA Guide to Historical Literature as well as of Peace/Mir: An Anthology of Historical Perspectives to War. Her current research is on German Ostpolitik after 1966 and German-Israeli relations in the 1960s as well as on refugee problems during the 1920s and 1930s. In 2007 Professor Fink received the Ohio State University Distinguished Scholar award.
She earned a B.A. from Bard College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University, joined the faculty of the OSU History Department in September 1991. She had previously taught at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, the State University of New York at Binghamton, Canisius College, Albertus Magnus College, and Connecticut College.