DEPARTMENT OF PERFORMING ARTS
B.S. Northwestern University
Ph.D. Arizona State University
Christina Marín joined the Performing Arts faculty of Emerson College as an Assistant Professor in the area of Theatre Education in 2010. She teaches Drama as Education, Theatre of the Oppressed, Human Rights in Theatre, and Qualitative Arts-based Research. Her research interests examine the intersection of theater pedagogy and human rights education, the use of Theatre of the Oppressed techniques as arts-based qualitative research methodologies, and the potential for drama to enhance the thematic exploration of Young Adult Literature across the curriculum.
She has presented at the annual conferences of the American Alliance for Theatre & Education, the American Educational Research Association, the American Society for Theatre Research, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute, and Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed. Marín has also directed, conducted workshops, and delivered papers in Colombia, Ecuador, South Africa, Ireland, Singapore, Jamaica, Turkey, and Mexico.
Her artistic and creative projects focus on the human rights issues plaguing the U.S.-Mexico border including femicide, the drug wars, and immigration policies.
Her research and artistic endeavors have been funded by the American Association for University Women, Facing History and Ourselves, New York University, the American Alliance for Theatre & Education, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
She is published in STAGE of the Art, Youth Theatre Journal, Gender Forum, The Dictionary of Literary Biographies, the Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Popular Culture in the United States, Children Under Construction: Play as Curriculum, and Theatre of the Oppressed and Youth. Her professional and community theater directing experiences include the award winning productions of José Casas' play 14, and Rubén Amavizca's Las Mujeres de Juárez for Teatro Bravo in Phoenix, Arizona.
Her Boston directing debut with Escena Latina Teatro will be Los de la Mesa 10 by Argentinian playwright Osvaldo Dragún.