Kristine Dizon is a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies for the International Doctoral Program at the Faculty of Human Sciences of the Universidade Cátolica Portuguesa in Lisbon as a recipient of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. Her primary research focus is on Portuguese film music from 1930-1950.

Previously, Ms. Dizon was awarded the J. William Fulbright/Camões Institut Scholarship to study clarinet and orchestral conducting at the Escola Superior de Música Artes e Espectáculo. Ms. Dizon received a Masters degree in Clarinet Performance at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and degrees in European History and Music at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.