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Durham University

School of Education

Research Projects

Dr Cristina Costa, Ph.D

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Assistant Professor in the School of Education

Contact Dr Cristina Costa (email at cristina.costa@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

I am an academic with a strong interest in educational and digital practices and inequalities. I am particularly interested in exploring – both in my research and in my teaching - the intersection of education and emergent social phenomena through different social theory lenses. I have conducted research on digital literacies and digital inequalities, curriculum innovation and digital scholarship practices in the last few years. For example, I was the UK co-coordinator of the ERASMUS+ project Digital Literacy and Inclusion of Learners from Disadvantaged Background. (2015-2017)

Currently, I am working on a project regarding Estranged Students’ Experiences of Higher Education with Professor Taylor.

I have supervised PGR students in a wide range of areas, including digital literacies and digital practices, internationalisation of curriculum, estranged students, gendered practices, etc.

I am co-editor of the Social Theory Applied blog/website www.socialtheoryapplied.com

I am also a co-convenor of the BSA study group ‘Digital Sociology’

You can find me on Twitter as @cristinacost

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Information for Prospective Doctoral Research Student Supervisions

I would be pleased to work with students interested in pursuing research in areas of inquiry related to student experience, educational and/or digital inequalities, curriculum innovation, critical digital practices and literacies, internationalisation and globalisation of education. I also have a strong interest in working with students wishing to engage with social theories as part of their research projects.

Research Groups

Research Interests

  • Critical Digital Literacies
  • Digital Practices
  • Digital Scholarship Practices
  • Educational and Digital Inequalities
  • Higher Education
  • Social Theory
  • Student/ Family Estrangement
  • Widening Participation

Selected Publications

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Edited book

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Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

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  • General policy:
  • Education:
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  • Social and ethical inequality:
  • Sociology:

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