Kristine Massey


Kristine Massey is a third-year doctoral student in Cultural Studies in Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

With over ten years of experience in education, Kristine spent the first six years of her career working at an urban, public high school in the Bay Area, California, where she taught Advanced Placement and College Prep English and A.V.I.D.  (Advancement Via Individual Determination) elective courses. While there, she also managed the school’s yearbook program and became the school’s A.V.I.D. coordinator. In 2010, Kristine accepted a teaching position at a private high school in Istanbul, Turkey. During her two years there, Kristine was appointed curriculum leader for two grade levels and advised student volunteer projects to Antakya (Antioch), Turkey, Nepal, and Bhutan.

Her experiences teaching in California and in Istanbul, as well as her travel to 28 countries, have contributed to her interest in Cultural Studies in Education at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include global perceptions of culture and how cultural and political values affect curriculum and educational policies.

Kristine received her B.A. in British and American Literature, cum laude, a Single-Subject Secondary Teaching Credential, and a M.A. in Comparative Literature and Composition Studies at California State University, East Bay.

Issues-based scholarship