Kristen Ali Eglinton, PhD

Girl-talk-Girl Program Director  

Kristen is the Project Director of the Girl-talk-Girl project and the Executive Director of Footage. On Girl-talk-Girl Kristen is responsible for leading the team, developing human-centered design and digital storytelling workshops, working directly with young women participants, and ensuring all voices are heard.

Kristen trained as an artist and educator before receiving her PhD in social and educational research from the University of Cambridge.

Now as an applied social scientist Kristen is passionate about the ways we can access and amplify the voices of those not often heard, and uses multimedia methods (including digital storytelling and novel participatory multimedia tools), when working with organizations worldwide. Kristen consults in the areas of health, education, M4D and ICT4D, and has worked with vulnerable youth (including homeless and Indigenous youth) and participatory media making across both urban and rural regions internationally.

Kristen is the author of two books and numerous other publications. Her most recent book Youth Identities, Localities, and Visual Material Culture (Springer, 2013) is a visual participatory ethnography of youth lives in New York City and sub-Arctic Canada.