Truong Thi Kim Chuyen obtained her Ph.D in Economic Geography at Saint Petersburg University, Russia (1992). Having been the Vice Rector from 2007-2012, she is the current Senior Lecturer in the Geography department at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam. Previously, she was a visiting scholar at Harvard University (2001-2002), a Fulbright scholar at California State University Fullerton (2005) and an exchange scholar at Millikin University (2007). Her research focuses on human geography and development studies, especially on gender and poverty reduction. She has been involved in different projects related to gender and poverty reduction funded by UNDP, CIDA and SIDA. In various NGO projects, she has participated as a researcher, consultant, coordinator and facilitator. She is the author of several papers and chapters on sustainable development and social issues in Vietnam.