For the past 15 years Regent Alumna Laurel Borisenko has worked internationally in the field of humanitarian aid and peacebuilding in complex emergencies. She has been based primarily in sub-Saharan Africa, working with the United Nations and with faith-based NGOs. Through her PhD research in Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Uganda, she examined how communities that have undergone violent conflict have used the arts (specifically theatre) to move toward healing and reconciliation.
Areas of expertise
- Humanitarian aid
- Forced migration
- Arts-based peace building
Media & Publications
- "'Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws’: Community Response to Harare Theatre as a Tool of Peace Building" – Book Chapter
- "‘The Collapsible Space Between Us’: Refugee Theatre as a Tool of Resilience in Kenya" – Article