Cristina is a Professor at the School Of Information (SI) at Pratt Institute, New York where she teaches courses on Knowledge Organization, Linked Open Data, Cultural Heritage, and Art Documentation, and serves as the Coordinator of the Pratt SI Museums and Digital Culture MS Program. Her current research explores the intersection between cultural heritage and information representation and access. She is the founder of the Linked Jazz Project and co-director of the Semantic Lab at Pratt. She has published extensively on topics of knowledge organization and semantic technologies in the area of cultural heritage and received the Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research. She is also a frequent speaker and consultant to libraries, archives, and museums.
Ph.D. Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Master degrees in Philosophy and in Cultural Heritage Studies, University of Bologna, Italy; Advanced degree in Archival Science, Paleography and Diplomatics,
State Archives School, Bologna, Italy