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Ghalya Saadawi
Senior Lecturer in Research Architecture

Ghalya Saadawi teaches the MA theory module Conflicts & Negotiations as well as the CRA PhD workshop Critical Methods. She earned a PhD in Sociology from Goldsmiths where she wrote about art and politics in the context of a post-civil war, post-Cold war, neoliberal Lebanon, in order to consider a rethinking of the figure of the witness. Her interests span critical theory, critical approaches to human rights, law and psychoanalysis, aesthetics and politics, illness and health histories, and other areas. Before coming to Goldsmiths, Saadawi worked as a researcher for various NGOs in Lebanon before becoming an adjunct lecturer across several Lebanese universities teaching in sociology, psychology, and art history departments where she taught Marxists and post-Marxist approaches to modern and contemporary art. Between 2015-2017, she was Resident Professor of the Ashkal Alwan Home Workspace Program (Beirut), and has been theory tutor at the Dutch Art Institute since 2018. Some of her writing has appeared in magazines and journals such as Bidoun, frieze, Bidayat, the derivative, Third Text, ArtMargins, Journal of Visual Culture, PhiloSOPHIA, among other volumes and publications. She is also at work on various prose projects, one of which is a manuscript on the hypochondriac as a figure of critique in modernity, and a forthcoming book with Fitzcarraldo Editions titled between October and November on loss under an extended capitalist modernity and the forms that persist. Saadawi is a member of Beirut Institute for Critical Analysis and Research (BICAR).