Kristy Kelly

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Assistant Professor and Director, Global and International Education
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Kristy Kelly is an Associate Clinical Professor at Drexel University. Dr. Kelly's research is situated at the intersection of sociology of gender, anthropology of policy, and the politics of knowledge. She uses gender and education as critical lenses to study social change in Southeast Asia, particularly in post-socialist Vietnam where she has worked since the early 1990s.

Before joining academia, Dr. Kelly lived and worked in Hong Kong and Vietnam where she worked for the United Nations and a variety of international education development organizations. She continues to consult for governments and multilateral organizations on gender and development policy issues, serves as a representative to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS), and is a member of the Expert Taskforce to the UN Women's Global Training Center. Dr. Kelly received a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin Madison.