Division of Expressive Therapies
Professional Title: Adjunct Instructor of Expressive Therapies - Drama Therapy/Psychodrama
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Anti-oppressive practices; Drama therapy; Critical race theory; Trauma studies; Feminism; Performance studies; Queer theory; Ethics and power in the therapeutic relationship
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Drama Therapy
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: • Power, Privilege, and Oppression in Clinical Practice
• Expressive Therapies and Social Action
Education: B.A., History and Drama, Mount Allison University, Canada; M.A. Drama Therapy, New York University
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions: Mayor, C. (in press). Performativity, role reversal, and disruptions in Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing. Drama Therapy Review, 2(1).Mayor, C. (2015) Commentary on 'Conversare: Developmental transformations and social justice." A Chest of Broken Toys: A Journal of Developmental Transformations, 1(1), 78-80.Mayor, C. & Dotto, S. (2014). De-Railing history: Trauma stories off the track. In Sajnani, N., & Johnson, D.R. (Eds.). Trauma-informed drama therapy: Transforming clinics, classrooms, and communities. IL: Charles C. ThomasMayor, C. (2012). “Playing with race: A theoretical framework and approach for creative arts therapists.” The creative arts therapies and social justice, Arts in Psychotherapy, 39(3), 214-219. Mayor, C. (2010). "Contact zones: The ethics of playing with "the Other".” Poiesis: A Journal of the Arts and Communication, 12, 82-90.
Fun Facts: In her spare time, Christine is often found debunking myths surrounding the Bermuda triangle, yelling at the television during the morning news, creating strange sculptures she calls works of art in her metal class, and planning her next trip abroad.
Christine Mayor, M.A., is a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT), originally from the island of Bermuda and currently working as the Director of Public Health and Social Policy at the Post Traumatic Stress Center in New Haven, CT. She is also the Director of the ALIVE Program, a school-based trauma centered intervention. In her drama therapy work, Christine is an active Developmental Transformations (DvT) practitioner and is greatly influenced by the work of Augusto Boal.Additionally, Christine serves on multiple committees in the North American Drama Therapy Association, and is currently the Associate Editor of Drama Therapy Review, the first scholarly journal of drama therapy in North America. She is deeply interested in interdisciplinary work and the importance of fostering critical debate in the expressive therapies.
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