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Christine Greenhow

Christine Greenhow is a digital education scholar and a visiting research fellow in the ISP project. Christine received her doctorate from Harvard University, where she was a Larsen Fellow specializing in technology, innovation, and education. Her research and publications lie at the intersection of learning technologies/sciences, new literacies, and new media theories with a particular focus on young people from low socioeconomic backgrounds and an interest in the policy implications of rethinking educational standards, practices, and contexts. Her recent journal publications have reported on young peoples’ informal learning and literacy practices within social media spaces and outlined an agenda for educational research with emerging technologies. Christine completed her postdoctoral work at the University of Minnesota, where she was awarded the University’s Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award for scholarly achievement. As Principal Investigator on the Youth and Social Media research project funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, she is examining young people’s literacy, civic engagement and community formation within a niche social media publication. She is the Founding Chair of the Social Networks Research Collaborative, an interdisciplinary research consortium housed within the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Advanced Study and has been active in educational reform and policy efforts as a member of the American Educational Research Association and a columnist for a national education magazine. She received a Master of Education from Boston College and a B.A. in English and Government from Dartmouth College. She is the co-founder of an award-winning educational non-profit that improves access to postsecondary education for U.S. students from low-income urban families.

Website: www.cgreenhow.org
Christine Greenhow