Briana M. Hinga
Assistant Professor of Clinical Education
PhD, University of California, Irvine
Dr. Briana Hinga is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Education at the Rossier School of Education. In teaching practice and through research, she is interested in the development of critical consciousness. Briana’ work intersects multiple disciplines, practice, and theories of knowledge. She is interested in how we can use educational research to expose contradictions between equitable ideals of education systems versus historically developed and lived realities of such systems. She is interested in the transformative possibilities within spaces of such honest inquiry and application.
Briana completed her PhD at the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) with specializations in both Learning, Cognition, and Development as well as Educational Policy and Social Context. She was awarded a Public Impact Fellowship for her work’s potential substantial public impact. Her research has also been recognized for creativity and impact on the public sphere by the Mosaic– University of California Educational Evaluation Center Innovative Evaluation Research Award. She received a Michael E. Martinez Prize for outstanding research and service. Additionally, she received a Pedagogical Fellowship from the UCI Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center for her excellence and promise as a university instructor.