2023 Early Career Research Award
Dr. Christina Krist was selected to receive the NARST 2023 Early Career Research Award (ECRA). This honor recognizes Dr. Christina Krist’s professional accomplishments as the most significant among other researchers nominated for the ECRA this year.
Dr. Christina Krist has moved the field in new directions by showing how to make science teaching and learning more meaningful, humane, and just. Her work has advanced the understanding of how students and teachers can participate in epistemically rich and equitable science. Her analysis of epistemic and relational dimensions of classroom interactions has made substantial and unique contributions to the science education community. Additionally, her research has generated methodological approaches using computational tools for qualitative analysis. This line of research illustrates the innovative nature of her work and is critical for making computational processes ethical and transparent. Her high-quality theories, methodological approaches, and findings have meaningfully impacted the national and international research communities. Dr. Krist’s focus on supporting humanizing classroom interactions and developing ethical methodologies will lead to advancing science teaching and learning in critical ways for years to come.