Culture of memory, Decolonization, Reappraisal of the colonial past
Stefanie Baumann is currently a contracted researcher at CineLab/IFILNOVA (New University of Lisbon), where she coordinates the working group “Thinking Documentary Film”. She obtained her PhD in philosophy in 2013, with a doctoral thesis on Walid Raad's artistic project The Atlas Group. She taught philosophy, aesthetics and contemporary art theory at University Paris VIII (Paris, 2007-2010), Ashkal Alwan (Beirut, 2013), ALBA - the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts/ University of Balamand (Beirut, 2012-2015) and the Maumaus Study Program (Lisbon, since 2016). Furthermore, she worked with the artist Esther Shalev-Gerz as personal assistant from 2005 to 2010, and collaborated with video artists Marie Voignier and Mounira Al Solh.