Hk Christie is a doctoral student in the program of Curriculum and Instruction majoring in Culture and Teaching with a minor in political psychology. Christie has a M.A. from the University of St. Thomas in Public Policy and Leadership and a dual B.A. degree in Philosophy and Theology from St. Catherine University. Her work focuses on political literacy and the pedagogical practices which support participatory democratic student learning outcomes.
Her research has been featured in the Journal of Critical Educational Policy Studies and The Gift of Education: Public Education and Venture Philanthropy by Kenneth J. Saltman where she conducted the data collection and analysis of the Gates and Broad foundations' tax forms. She has been a speaker at the American Educational Studies Association (AESA), most recently "Dare We Transform AESA: A Call to Activism" at the 2009 national conference.