Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences
Kristin A. Searle studies how students’ gendered and cultural identities impact their engagement with computing. Her work focuses on how participating in making activities (like electronic textiles) can broaden students’ sense of what computing is and who can do it, with a particular focus on the development of culturally responsive computing pedagogies. Her work has appeared in a number of journals including Harvard Educational Review, the International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, Games and Culture,and the International Journal of Learning and Media. She was recently honored with the John Henry Award from the International Computing Education Research Association for her innovations in computing pedagogy with American Indian youth.