Christina is a Senior Research Manager at Project Zero, where she is currently working with the Liberal Arts & Sciences for the 21st Century (LAS21) project, which explores the role of higher education in the United States and intersects with her research interests in the role of the arts in education as well as pedagogical interests as an instructor in higher education.  She most recently led Arts Festival Impacts, a project investigating the impacts of a city arts learning festival.  She previously worked with Agency by Design (AbD) and Learning Innovations Laboratory (LILA), and she managed Art Works at Work, a project exploring the impact of art in the workplace.  Her research interests include informal learning and object-based learning across the lifespan.  Before moving into educational research, Christina worked as an educator in more than a dozen museums, including the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, J. Paul Getty Museum, National Air and Space Museum, and the National Zoo.  Christina received her doctorate in Education Policy, Leadership, and Instructional Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and also holds a Ed.M. in Teaching and Learning from HGSE, M.A. in Museum Studies from The George Washington University, and B.A. in Studio Art and Art Conservation from the University of Delaware.  In addition to her work at Project Zero, she is an instructor in Harvard's Museum Studies graduate program, Research Associate with Turtle Peak Consulting, and on the board of directors for Massachusetts Odyssey of the Mind, a non-profit creative problem-solving competition for students.

Resources by Christina Smiraglia