Dr. Bain's research interests include the governance of agricultural and food systems; gender, agriculture, and international development; and the social dimensions of agricultural biotechnologies. She has conducted research in Chile, Ghana, the EU, New Zealand, Uganda, and the U.S.
Dr. Bain teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in the sociology of agriculture and food systems, women and agriculture, sociology of the environment, and rural sociology. She is the adviser for the undergraduate major, agriculture and society.
MA in Sociology, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2001
BA in Sociology and Geography, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2000