Cristina is a Professor at the School Of Information (SI) at Pratt Institute, New York where she teaches courses on Knowledge Organization, Art Documentation and Artists’ Archives. She currently serves as the Teach and Curriculum Lead of the Pratt SI Museums and Digital Culture MS Program and was the Coordinator of the program from 2017-2020. Her current research explores the intersection between cultural heritage and information representation and access with a focus on semantic technologies and linked open data. She is the founder of the Linked Jazz Project and founder 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
- Laurea degree in Cultural Heritage Studies, University of Bologna, Italy
- Laurea degree in Philosophy, University of Bologna, Italy
- Degree in Archival Science, Paleography and Diplomatics, State Archives School, Bologna, Italy