Dr. Nisha Sajnani

Nisha Sajnani, Ph.D. is a multidisciplinary artist and the Director of the Drama Therapy Program and Theatre & Health Lab at New York University. She is past president of the North American Drama Therapy Association and editor of the international journal, Drama Therapy Review. Dr. Sajnani is a founding member of the Critical Pedagogies in the Arts Therapies movement and the World Alliance of Dramatherapy.

Her artistic and written scholarship reflects concerns related to identity, difference, migration, and place. She is the recipient of the Corann Okorodudu Global Women’s Advocacy Award from the American Psychological Association, the Gertrud Schattner Award from the North American Drama Therapy Association, and the first Diversity award from the American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama. She is the President of the Foundation for the Arts and Trauma.