Part-time faculty member
Master in Urban Studies, Paris X Nanterre, France
Master in Philosophy, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
B.A. Philosophy, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Minor Sociology, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Born in Beirut, Alia Hamdan holds two master degrees: one in philosophy and another in urban studies, both obtained from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is currently pursuing a doctoral research at the University of Paris 8 (aka University of Vincennes in Saint-Denis, France). Part of the Pratique et Théorie du Sens unit, a multi-disciplinary laboratory in the department of philosophy of Paris 8, her doctoral research crosses several disciplinary fields –political aesthetics, semiotics, cinema and performance–, and investigates choreographic practices from the point of view of Gille Deleuze’s semiotics and cinema theory. Since 2012, she has been teaching various courses of art theory and art history at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) and the University of Saint-Joseph. She also has an artistic practice, participating in several residencies or performance projects, such as Retrospective by choreographer Xavier Le Roy (Beirut Art Center, 2016). Ms. Hamdan is currently teaching the Design Culture course as part of the Foundation program.