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LinDa Saphan
LinDa Saphan Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. in Social Sciences, University of Paris X
Diploma of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris
M.A. in Ethnology, Sorbonne-Paris V
License in Sociology, Sorbonne-Paris V

    Areas of Interest
  • Urban sociology
  • South East Asia
  • Popular Culture
Introduction to Sociology
Urban Sociology

Society for the Study of Social Problems, USA
Centre Maurice Halbwachs, Paris France
Laboratoire d'Antropologie Urbaine du CRNS, Ivry-sur-Seine, France

Publications and Conferences
"Norodom Sihanouk and the political agenda of Cambodian Music, 1955-9170", International Intsitut Asian Studies Newsletter,

"Re-Imagining Social Problems", SSSP 9-11 August 2013 New York, NY

"Inter Asian Diasporic Art", NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, May 16th, 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor Conference Room, New York, NY 10003

"The Legacy of Now”: Presented on the Diasporic Experience and Artistic Production at APA, New York University, April 24th.

“Art Workshop.” I will discuss my experience as a filmmaker in Cambodia at Moravian Academy, Bethlehem, PA., in March 11th.

Presented “Beyond Angkor Watt Sunset – the Emerging Visual art Scene in Phnom Penh” at a four-day Cambodia Studies Conference on Imagining Cambodia, Northern Illinois University, Chicago, IL, USA.

Presented “Music as Agent of Cultural and Artistic Exchange” at a Two-day Symposium on Cultural Exchange between Europe and Southeast Asia, Seattle University, WA, USA.

Presented “Cambodian Public Art as defined by Prince Sihanouk” at a talk on the Urban Guerrilla with Dr. Poyin Auyeung organized by Manhattan College Urban Studies Department, New York, USA.

Presented “ The Process of Becoming City Dwellers” at a joint conference organized by University of California at Berkeley and University of Wisconsin.

Moderator “Cambodian Modern History and Legacy.” Moderated a two-day panel about Cambodian modern history. Panelists included an artist, musician and filmmaker. Organized by Singapore Art Council, Singapore.

Organizer and developer “Mother Butterfly, the search of inspiration in art making” a two-day workshop with the US Department of State’s fund at Phare Ponleu School in Battambang, Cambodia.Newsletter 64, Summer 2013, Leiden, p4-5

La vie sociale des espaces publics à Phnom Penh, Sarrebuck, Editions Universitaires Européennes, 412 pages.