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Kristy Kelly, Ph.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor
One Drexel Plaza
Room 146

Program Affiliation:

M.S., Global and International Education
Ph.D., Educational Leadership Development and Learning Technologies


Ph.D. and M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., Pennsylvania State University

Areas of Expertise:

  • Sociology of gender
  • Sociology of development
  • Anthropology of policy
  • Comparative and international education
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Vietnam and Southeast Asia

Research Interests:

  • Politics of knowledge
  • Gender and education 
  • Women and educational leadership
  • Feminist pedagogies
  • Gender mainstreaming
  • Transnational feminisms
  • Intersectionality
  • Training and adult education
  • Gender policy
  • Race/class/gender/sexuality
  • Vietnam and Southeast Asia

Professional Experience:

  • Columbia University, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Postdoctoral Research Scholar (2010-12)
  • University of Wisconsin—Madison, Center for Gender and Women’s Studies, Visiting Scholar (summer 2011)
  • University of Wisconsin—Madison, International Institute, Study Abroad Advisor (2001-05)
  • Institute of International Education, Vietnam Country Director (1996-2000)
  • Volunteers in Asia, Vietnam Field Coordinator (1992-96)
  • Center for Southeast Asian Refugee Resettlement, San Francisco, Program Officer (1991-92)
  • United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Unaccompanied Minors Project, Hong Kong (1990-91)
  • Fortune Magazine, Hong Kong, Reporter (1989-90)