Krista Bonello Rutter Giappone is a Research Support Officer with the Centre for Labour Studies, and a Visiting Senior and Casual Lecturer in English, MAKS, and the Institute of Digital Games at the University of Malta, where she has been teaching since 2014. She has recently been a Visiting Professor at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, where she lectured on history, heritage and digital games, a guest lecturer at the University of Lincoln, and a guest lecturer and module designer with San Francisco State University. She is a Research Fellow with the Centre for Critical Thought at the University of Kent in Canterbury, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK).
She previously worked for 6 years as an Assistant Lecturer in Drama at the University of Kent, where she completed her AHRC-funded PhD on comedy, and her PGCHE. In addition to this, she obtained a Masters in Shakespeare Studies (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston), and a Masters in Higher Education (University of Kent). She has also taught at CATS College Canterbury, and for the University of the Third Age (Malta).
Her first degrees were in Law and English (University of Malta), followed by the postgraduate Diploma of Notary Public. She has recently completed her Master of Advocacy, and is participating in the COSTaction Global Digital Human Rights Network. She was also a research assistant on a refugee law project researching search and rescue in the Mediterranean, with the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.
She was a secondary proposer of the COSTaction 'Grassroots of Digital Europe: from Historic to Contemporary Cultures of Creative Computing', and has recently received Arts Council funding as part of a team to make an AR game based on Maltese history.
She is an UMASA council member, and a member of the Malta Further and Higher Education Advisory Committee. She researches and writes about academic work, labour precarity and the history of work, and has a particular interest in E.P. Thompson.