The Weatherhead East Asian Institute congratulates Research Scholar Kristy E. Kelly, who received a new grant from The Luce Foundation for a two-year research project on gender and corruption in Vietnam. Dr. Kelly has also been invited to serve as Associate Director of the Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture, and Society, housed at Temple University.
Dr. Kelly, who earned her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, currently serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia SIPA and as Assistant Clinical Professor and Program Director of Global and International Education at Drexel University. Her current research project examines how gender equality discourses and practices are engaged, resisted, ignored and otherwise transformed in the process of training policy-actors how to bring a gender lens into development thinking. She has written on higher education, HIV/AIDS, and the politics of gender, class and citizenship in post-socialist Vietnam. She has extensive experience working with the United Nations and education development organizations in Vietnam, Hong Kong, and the United States. Dr. Kelly continues to consult on gender and development issues with multilateral and non-government organizations in Vietnam.