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Associate Professor in the School of Education+44 (0) 191 33 40165
DRMC Co-Director (MA in Research Methods) in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health 
Co-Director (MA in Research Methods) in the Durham Research Methods Centre


Cristina's work is focused  on the intersection of education and digital practices through different social theory lenses.

She is currently P.I. for a Research England project on Co-production of digital cultural knowledge with primary school children: Fostering early digital literacy learning  

Recent past projects include:

Cistina is currently Co-Director (MA in Research Methods) in the Durham Research Methods Centre

She has coordinated Student Recruitment, Marketing & Internationalisation for the School (2022-2024); served as Programme Director (student experience) for the Master's in Education programme (2020 - 2022) and Research Environment Co-ordinators within the School of Education (2022).

She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Information for Prospective Doctoral Research Student Supervisions

I am currently accepting Ph.D applications that aim to explore the role digital technology in relation to education related topics. I am particular interested in supervising studies that are guided by critical theorectical lenses. 

Research proposals focusing on such thematics can be sent to cristina.costa[@] . 

Research interests

  • Critical Digital Literacies
  • Digital Scholarship Practices
  • Digital education
  • Educational and Digital Inequalities
  • Higher Education
  • Social Theory
  • Curriculum
  • Generative Artificial Intelligence

Esteem Indicators


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Supervision students