Sarah Ashford HartSarah Ashford Hart is a socially engaged performance artist and educator from a Canadian-Venezuelan-American family background. Over the past 10 years she has developed her arts practice in Russia, England, Venezuela and Chile. Her work explores participatory techniques for generating social dialogue across barriers of cultural difference. She has facilitated projects that voiced the stories of refugees in rural England, developed the communication skills of inner-city youth in New York, enhanced the interactive pedagogical tools of English teachers in Caracas, and visibilized the perspectives of inmates in Chilean prisons. Her PhD research in Performance Studies at UC Davis focuses on establishing a socially engaged methodology for unpacking the representation of hemispheric  migrant identities in California and Chile, facilitating a multilingual space to explore the mutability of belonging.