Kirsten Elliott

  • 2020


Research Assistant

Research Concentration

  • Educational Psychology

Research Interest

Education Technologies,Race and Education,Critical Pedagogy, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy,Critical Digital Literacy, Play, Games, & Learning, Design-Based Research, Digital Student Identity
Kirsten  Elliott


  • Brendesha Tynes

Research Center


Kirsten Elliott is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education, with a concentration in Education Pschyology. She works as a research assistant with the Center for Empowered Learning and Development with Technology (CELDTECH). Kirsten is advised by Dr. Brendesha Tynes. Her research engages in critical analyses of education technology, specifically as it relates to design-based research, issues of race and racism and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy. Through innovative research and bold leadership, Kirsten is determined to be a lifelong advocate for equity. Essentially, her goal as a researcher is to contribute to critical, intersectional research that empowers education technology to better serve students of marginalized populations and to be bastions of justice. 

She holds an MA in  Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Mathematics Education (Florida International University '20) and B.S. in Mathematics (University of Florida '17). Prior to pursuing a doctoral degree, Kirsten had the privilege of teaching high school geometry in Miami, Florida.