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Kristen Cibelli Hibben

Research Associate Social/Behavioral Sciences Senior

Biography

Kristen Cibelli Hibben (Ph.D) is a Senior Research Associate in the International Unit within the Survey Research Center. She received her PhD in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan and her Masters of Science degree from the Joint Program in Survey Methodology from the University of Maryland at College Park. She has authored and co-authored numerous invited book chapters and journal articles, and has contributed extensively to the Cross-cultural Survey Guidelines, an online resource for the design and implementation of international, multinational, multiregional, and multicultural surveys, and has conducted an external quality assessment for a large 3MC survey. Prior to her graduate studies and work in survey research, Kristen worked in the area of international human rights. This work involved working with a variety of partners including truth commissions, human rights commissions, the United Nations and numerous non-governmental organizations on the collection, management and analysis of data about human rights abuses in countries including Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Thailand (for Burma). Kristen received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations with a certificate in Peace and Justice Studies from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.