- Downtown Toronto (St. George)
Christine Balt is a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto. Her research interests are rooted in applied theatre, drama education, and arts-based research. She uses drama as a research methodology and interdisciplinary pedagogy for examining the lives of urban youth, and the topics of ecological performance and collective wellbeing. She has published articles in Theatre Research in Canada/Recherches théâtrales au Canada, Research in Drama Education: the Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, Studies in Theatre and Performance and The International Journal for Qualitative Studies in Education.
- Arts-led, Youth-driven methodology and social impact: ‘Making what we need’ in times of crisis (Taylor & Francis : 2022)
- “Doing Ecology” in the Chemical Valley: Pedagogies of Time, Scale, and Participation in The Chemical Valley Project (University of Toronto Press : 2021)
- Building new publics: Using agile, community-engaged, and applied theatre methodologies as social intervention in audience research (Taylor & Francis : 2021)
- Vulnerability, care and hope in audience research: theatre as a site of struggle for an intergenerational politics (Taylor & Francis : 2021)
- Response to COVID-19 – losing and finding one another in drama: personal geographies, digital spaces and new intimacies (Taylor & Francis : 2020)