Christine Aguila is Assistant Professor at Harry S Truman College, City Colleges of Chicago, where she teaches composition, literature, and introductory creative writing. She is a contextualized teaching and learning fellow and incorporates active and project-based learning in all her courses. She is active in learning community pedagogy, having taught developmental English in the award winning Transitional Bilingual Learning Community and currently The Green Learning Community, which pairs English 101 and Chemistry 121 and has an environmental theme. In addition to traditional classroom teaching, Professor Aguila works with students in office hours, on special projects, and extra curricular activities and is active in departmental committee work. From 2012 - 2014, she was District Faculty Council President, representing faculty from all seven colleges within the City Colleges of Chicago district.
Literature, writing, photography, and the textile arts are Christine Aguila's creative interests. Occasionally, she plays her fiddle, though only very occasionally these days. Her photograph, "On the Brown Line" was part of the Pentax Discussion Mail List (PDML) exhibition entitled, "Augenblick: A Moment in Time" at the DANK HAUS German-American Cultural Center, Chicago, and she is a regular contributor to the PDML Photo Annual, with the proceeds going to the DANA-FARBER/Children's Hospital Cancer Center, Boston. Previously, Professor Aguila hosted the radio show Speaking about Literature on WZRD, was fiction editor for the literary magazine The American Goat, organized open mike readings at various Chicago venues, participated in literary programs held at the Chicago Cultural Center, and worked as an assistant media planner at Eisamen, Johns, & Laws Advertising, Chicago.