Christina earned B.A.s in both English and History from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She also recently earned an M.A. from Ohio State University in African American and African Studies. During her time at Ohio State she served as an Outreach Consultant for the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing engaging issues of youth literacy in Columbus Public Schools. Her research interests include mis-and disembodied black masculinity, and how notions of racial and gender authenticity are mediated through consumption and commodification.