Publications

Harris, D.A. (2010). When child soldiers reconcile: Accountability, restorative justice, and the renewal of empathy. Journal of Human Rights Practice 2, 334-354.

Harris, D.A.  (2010). A 2010 postscript to: Pathways to embodied empathy and reconciliation: Former boy soldiers in a dance/movement therapy group in Sierra Leone.  Website of the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers.  

Harris, D.A. (2007). Dance/movement therapy approaches to fostering resilience and recovery among African adolescent torture survivors. Journal on Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Prevention of Torture, 17(2): 134-155.

Follow-up to presentation at the IX International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims Symposium in Berlin, December 2006, on both interventions with unaccompanied South Sudanese refugee minors in the U.S. and former boy combatants in Sierra Leone. Recipient of 2007 Research Award from the American Dance Therapy Association.

Harris, D. A. (2009). Dance and Child Soldiers. Foreign Policy in Focus: June 15, 2009.

Harris, D.A. (2009). The paradox of expressing speechless terror: Ritual liminality in the creative arts therapies’ treatment of posttraumatic distress. The Arts in Psychotherapy. 36(2), 94-104. Click here to read this article.

Harris, D.A. (2007). Pathways to embodied empathy and reconciliation: Former boy soldiers in a dance/movement therapy group in Sierra Leone. Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflict, 5(3), 203-231.

Harris, D.A. (2008). Sudanese youth: Dance as mobilization in the aftermath of war. In Jackson, N. & Shapiro-Phim, T. (eds). Dance, Human Rights and Social Justice: Dignity in Motion (pp. 253-255). Scarecrow Press. Read this article here.

Harris, D.A. (2007). Live to tell: Life support. Trace Magazine: Transcultural Styles and Ideas, 76, 98-103. Click here to read this autobiographical piece.

Harris, D.A. (2002). Mobilizing to Empower and Restore: Dance/Movement Therapy with Children Affected by War and Organized Violence. Unpublished master’s thesis. MCP Hahnemann University [now a division of Drexel University], Philadelphia, PA.

This thesis is available for purchase from UMI Dissertation Publishing. 1(800) 521-0600, or from outside North America: +1 734 761 4700.