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CRISTINA

M. BAIN
cmbain@wisc.edu (802) 855-1779

Achievement-oriented researcher and educator with advanced academic background in sociology and economic development. Varied and applicable skill-sets: from qualitative analysis and grant research to communication, logistics & planning, and writing.


EDUCATION University of Wisconsin at Madison. PhD Student, Dept. of Sociology: (2009-Present) - Concentration; Economic Change and Development and Gender - Minor: Southeast Asian Studies University of Wisconsin at Madison. M.S. (November, 2012) - Against the Grain; a Bourdieuian Ethnography of a Development Not-for-Profit. Hobart & William Smith Colleges (HWS). B.A. Cum Laude, Artium Liberalium. (May 2008) - Majors: Sociology & Public Policy. Minor: Political Science University of Wisconsin at Madison, Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (2007) National University of Vietnam, Bach Khoa Campus. Study Abroad (2006) RELEVANT EXPERIENCE Professional and Administrative Project Assistant, Erick Olin Wright & Joel Rogers, Department of Sociology. - Data collection for their textbook American Society: How it Really Works. Updating and expanding pictorial representations. (January 2013 June 2013) Reader/Grader, Department of Sociology. Classical Sociological Theory, Research Methods, Contemporary American Society, Sociology of Gender (Fall 2009 present) Project Assistant, Center for Patient Partnerships, University of Wisconsin, Madison (Fall 2012) - Create/conduct academic database searches, coding complex taxonomy on patient advocacy. - Design and development of new digital archive on health advocacy Assistant to the Associate Director of External Relations, Wisconsin Energy Institute, University of Wisconsin, Madison (May 2012 August 2012) - Organize logistics for the Wisconsin Ideas Scholars Program events around Wisconsin. - Research organizations and members of local and state level academic programs with relevant expertise. - Write formal invitations, press releases, monitor/edit the WISP website. Qualitative Data Cleaning, Children, Families & Schools, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Grant (May 2012 present) Transcriptionist, Center for Patient Partnership (April 2012 August 2012) - Transcribed interviews addressing the way individuals with terminal illnesses interact with the health care system. Grants Researcher, Board of Directors, Madison Quakers, Inc. (March 2011 - present) - Researched and prepped to begin funding application process - Not-for-Profit organization doing grounded economic development work in rural Vietnam. Senior Intern, Hobart and William Smith Colleges Office of Admissions. (2007-2008) - Conducted on-campus interviews with prospective students - Ran information sessions and assisted with outreach to prospective students Programs Assistant, HWS Colleges Center for Global Education (2007-2008) - Organized and ran Global Ambassadors Program

- Planned and ran the International Writers Workshop. OTHER EXPERIENCE Teaching Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Global Cultures. University of Wisconsin, Madison (Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012) Teaching Assistant, Criminal Justice in America, University of Wisconsin, Madison (Spring, 2012) Teaching Assistant, Western Thought: Political, Economic and Social Theory II. University of Wisconsin, Madison (Spring, 2011) Lecturer, Fulbright Economic Teaching Program: Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government (2008) - Designed and executed eight lectures on economic sociology and American culture. Learn to Lead Senior Mentor, William Smith College (2007-2008) - Mentored a group of students on leadership and community engagement Teaching Assistant, Intro to Sociology. HWS Colleges (2005) - Graded essays, organized out-of-class activities: movies, speakers. Research Ethnographical study of a non-profit, Masters thesis research (March 2011 February 2012) - In-depth semi-structured interview of members - Participant observation in Madison, WI and Quang Ngai, Vietnam - Transcription, data cleaning, analysis with EnVivo Research Assistant for MaryBeth Plane, Sr. Scientist, Dept. of Family Medicine (Fall 2010) - Institutional coordination of shelters and health care services for domestic abuse victims Research Assistant, Wisconsin Study of Family and Work, University of Madison at Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry. (Summer 2010) - Conducted 3.5 hour exit interviews for a 20-year longitudinal study, including administering saliva and DNA samples. Coded and entered data Fulbright Research Fellow, Vietnam (Fall 2008-Summer 2009) Independent research on contemporary gender inequality, non-governmental organization policy, and the state of Womens Studies in Vietnam. PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS Against the Grain: A Bourdieuian Ethnography of a Development Non-Profit 6th Annual Poverty and Social Protections Conference. Bangkok, Thailand (March 2013) Trends in Microfinance: A Vietnamese Case Study. The Global Marketplace Conference. University of Wisconsin, Madison (April 2012) Book Review: James C. Scott's The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Southeast Asia. Asian Ethnology (2011) Substantive Gender Equality: Issues Facing Contemporary Vietnam. Southeast Asia Today Conference. MACEE; Fulbright Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (2009) Heroic Suffering: Gender Identity Construction of Revolutionary Identities. 3rd International Conference on Vietnamese Studies. Hanoi, Vietnam. (2008) Disaster Relief and the American Red Cross. HWS Journal of Public Affairs. (2007) HONORS AND FELLOWSHIPS Honored Instructor Award, University Housing, University of Wisconsin (Spring 2011) FLAS Fellowship, University of Wisconsin at Madison. (20092010) Fulbright Research Fellow: Vietnam. (20082009)

Departmental Honors for Senior Thesis. HWS Colleges Hai Timiai Senior Honor Society, HWS Colleges. (2007-2008) Freeman Foundation Asia Grant. (2006) Student International Initiatives Fund (SIIF) Grant, HWS Colleges. (2006)

ADDITIONAL Teaching Seminars - Responding to and Evaluating Student Writing Computer Skills - STATA, NVivo, Microsoft suite, PowerPoint, Photoshop, DreamWeaver, Publisher, PubMed (mesh terms), EndNote, Quicken, Zotero Languages - English (fluent), Vietnamese (intermediate/advanced proficiency), Spanish (basic proficiency). Research Interests - The implications of global economic policies and development NGOs in Southeast Asia, and the growth of subsequent market-based solutions to social issues, specifically those geared towards women. - The inclusion of identity in structural-organizational analysis. - The impact of political and economic forces (macro) on community-development programs and social activism at the local level (micro).