Cristina was a Visiting Fellow at the Middle East Centre, and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London. At the Centre, she worked on the project ‘Personalised Media and Participatory Culture’ with Dr Shakuntala Banaji. She completed her PhD dissertation entitled ‘Critical Reflections on Rap Music in Contemporary Morocco: Urban Youth Culture Between and Beyond State's Co-optation and Dissent’ at SOAS in 2015. Prior to her doctoral studies, she obtained an MA in Arabic Literature and graduated in Translation and Interpretation and in Arabic Philology.
Cristina is an active member of several international research groups based in the UK, Morocco and Spain. She has lived in Morocco for several years collecting data and working in the cultural field where she researched strategies of cultural intervention as well as stimulated on-going collaborations between young artists, institutions and academia. She is also involved in organising and participating in public engagement events that disseminate academic work to broader audiences.