Cristina Serverius is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Education, Law and Society in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. She holds graduate degrees from Belgium, the U.S. and Canada, including a PhD in Comparative Literature from Brown University and an MEd in Curriculum & Instruction (Contemplative Inquiry & Approaches) from Simon Fraser University. Her professional and personal actions and interests aim at increased understanding and awareness of self, others and environment through a variety of disciplinary lenses. She has taught, published and presented on topics such as representations of the Self in Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Richard III and Rembrandt’s self-portraits, post-Reformation conscience and consciousness, mercantile logic in the Decameron, translation studies, medical humanities, restorative justice in higher education and contemplative pedagogy and curriculum development. Always straddling the Humanities and Social Sciences, she is currently writing a paper on the influence of community and belonging on high school graduation rates.
Cristina is also a certified yoga teacher and she passionately pursues a zero waste lifestyle. Originally from Belgium, she has lived in Italy, the U.S. and Canada.
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