Christina obtained her PhD at the University of Toronto. She was founder and program leader of the MA in English language arts at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She served as chair of the Department of English, Literature and Linguistics at the American University of Science and Technology in Beirut. Her interests include Confucian learning styles, animation, forensic linguistics and sentiment analysis.
- 1986 BA in classics, University of Toronto
- 1991 MA in history (linguistics), University of Toronto
- 1997 PhD history (linguistics), University of Toronto
- Forensic linguistics
- Sentiment analysis
- Confucian learning styles