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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
  • Methodology
  • Popular Culture
LinDa Saphan completed her graduate studies at the Sorbonne (Paris, France) in social sciences, with prior degree study in Anthropology and Khmer Studies. She currently teaches sociology at the College of Mount Saint Vincent as an assistant professor. As a visual artist, Dr. Saphan's work has been included in several collective exhibitions in Southeast Asia, France, and the US. She is also the associate producer of the documentary film Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia Lost Rock and Roll released in 2014. Her research endeavors include urbanism, city planning in Southeast Asia, and methodology. She is working on a second book on popular music in Cambodia.

Introduction to Sociology
NYC Ethnic Communities
Urban Sociology
Urban Planning
Reel Cities: Cinematic Urban Experience
Qualitative Research Methods

Centre Maurice Halbwachs, Paris France
Laboratoire d'Antropologie Urbaine du CRNS, Ivry-sur-Seine, France
Documentation Center of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Selected Publications
Contributor to Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora, eds Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Lan Duong, Mariam B. Lam, and Kathy L. Nguyen, University of Washington Press, Seattle.

"Norodom Sihanouk and the political agenda of Cambodian Music, 1955-9170", International Institut Asian Studies Newsletter, Newsletter 64, Summer 2013.

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